Cooperage, what the heck is it? It is a cool name and it's even a cooler job.  If you love wine, you need to learn the science behind the wine barrel.  Have you ever watched the show, How It's Made on
The Butterfly Effect: The scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever. As a scientist by education, I believe in this phenomena. Newton's third law states that for every action
This is the third and final post discussing Phylloxera's impact on the wine industry. The first post was all about the biology of Phylloxera, while the second discussed its impact in France and how that led to the introduction of
Phylloxera is a very complex organism and has had a longtime relationship with wine.  There are so many aspects of this relationship, I've decided to break it up into several blog entries.  My first post was about the organism  itself -
Phylloxera is a very complex organism and has had a longtime relationship with wine.  There are so many aspects of this relationship, I've decided to break it up into several blog entries.  This first post will be about the organism
Do you love wine? Do you love sound of the corkscrew  doing its job? Or how about the sound of the cork actually  making it out of the bottle?  These are sounds that are music to my ears. It means
I guess you can take the girl our of science (since I now teach Physical Education) but you can't take the science out of the girl.  My undergrad and graduate degrees in Biology and the way too many years as
Gregor Mendel- Father of Genetics When I'm out and about and the topic of the winery comes up, people here in Jersey are intrigued that we have started Dracaena Wines.  The first question asked, after "What's the winery's name?" is