► Through the Grapevine
Through the Grapevine gives you the insider’s eye on Indiana grapes and wines. Follow this multimedia series, updated each Tuesday, and explore a host of viticulture and enology topics.
In week 1, "Getting to Know Indiana Wines," state winemakers and Purdue viticulture specialist Bruce Bordelon describe four varieties—two whites and two reds—that are putting Indiana's vineyards on the map.
Week 2, "Mind the Vines—Preventing Herbicide Drift," addresses one of the challenges of growing grapes in the Midwest.
In week 3, Purdue experts explain how choosing the right moment to harvest wine grapes is both a science and an art.
In week 4, we take a look at the industrious Swiss immigrants who built the first successful winemaking venture in America—right here in Indiana.
Only the toughest of hybrid grape varieties thrive in Indiana's unpredictable weather. But could warmer temperatures and more frost-free days change what we grow? In week 5, learn how climate change is keeping Indiana grape growers on their toes.
Through the destemmer, crusher and press—find out how wine is made at Purdue in week 6 of Through the Grapevine.
Can a glass a day keep Alzheimer's disease away? Join us this week as we explore the healthful components of wine.
What makes for a bad bottle? Join us this week as we tackle cork taint, oxidation and other wine defects.
Intimidated by wine? This week in Through the Grapevine, wine experts offer tips to put you at ease in the tasting room and the supermarket wine aisle.
In the second part of our wine-buying guide, experts share what they will be serving their guests this holiday season.