PWGT

The Purdue Wine Grape Team is a cooperation between Purdue University’s
Department of Food Science and the Indiana Wine Grape Council to serve
the State’s vintners and growers and help propel the Indiana wine/grape
industry into world-class competitiveness.  The 4-member team is available
at any time to troubleshoot emerging issues in your vineyard and winery:

 

*       Christian Butzke            Enology Professor

*       Bruce Bordelon              Viticulture Professor

*       Jill Blume                         Enology Specialist

*       Jeanette Merritt             Marketing Director

 

Purdue Wine Grape Team Publications:

 

*    Winemaking Problems Solved  (Christian Butzke)

*    Wine Appreciation  (Christian Butzke)

 

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Traminette Vineyard Management  (Bruce Bordelon)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Traminette Winemaking  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Preventing Refermentation  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Wine Storage Guidelines  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Chlorine Use in the Winery  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Cork Quality Control  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Fining with Bentonite  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Treatment of Film Yeasts  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Use of SO2 in High pH Wines  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Wine Barrel Maintenance  (Christian Butzke)

*    Commercial Wine Production Series: Wine Cold Stability Issues  (Christian Butzke)

 

*    Wine Aroma Descriptor Manual  (Christian Butzke)

*    Midwest Grape Production Guide  (Bruce Bordelon)

*    Growing Grapes in Indiana  (Bruce Bordelon)

*    Grape Varieties for Indiana  (Bruce Bordelon)

*    Starting a Commercial Winegrape Vineyard  (Bruce Bordelon)

*    Ethyl Carbamate Preventative Action Manual  (Christian Butzke)

*    NOPA Method for Yeast Assimilable Nitrogen  (Christian Butzke)

*    Cork Sensory Quality Control Manual  (Christian Butzke)

 

 

Events organized or contributed to by members of the Purdue Wine Grape Team:

 

 *   2014 PWGT International Extension Trip “The Wine Industry of New Zealand”

*    Overview  (Christian Butzke)

*    Enrollment

 

 *   2014 Indiana Horticultural Congress & Trade Show

 

 *   2013 American Wine Society National Conference

*    Program

*    Exploring Savory Aromas in Wine  (Christian Butzke)

 

 *   2013 Process Expo – The Global Food Equipment and Technology Show

*    Program

*    Wine and its Challenges in Processing  (Christian Butzke)

 

 *   2013 PWGT Fall Wine Grape Workshop
VITICULTURE, ENOLOGY & WINE MARKETING FOR TASTING ROOM MANAGERS

*    Program

*    Overview of Commercial Winemaking Styles (Christian Butzke)

 

 *   22nd INDY International Wine Competition, Purdue University

 

 *   38th Annual Conference of the ASEV-Eastern Section, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

 

 *   64th National Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Monterey, California

 

 *   2013 PWGT Spring Wine Grape Workshop, French Lick, Indiana

 

 *   2013 Indiana Horticultural Congress & Trade Show

 

 *   2012 PWGT Fall Small Scale Commercial Winemaking Workshop, Purdue University

 

 *   21st INDY International Wine Competition, Purdue University

 

 *   37th Annual Conference of the ASEV-Eastern Section, Traverse City, Michigan

 

*   63rd National Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Portland, Oregon

 

*  PWGT’s Experiencing the Food, Wine and Culture of Italy  (Christian Butzke)

 

*  1st U.S. National Wine Competition  (Christian Butzke)

 

*  PWGT’s South America for Wine Professionals  (Christian Butzke)

 

*  2012 American Distilling Institute Judging of Craft American Spirits  (Christian Butzke)

 

*   2012 Indiana Horticultural Congress & Trade Show

*    Program (Christian Butzke, Bruce Bordelon, Jill Blume & Jeanette Merritt)

*    Revised USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map (US)

*    Revised USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map (IN)

*    The Fruit Wine Industry: Production, Marketing and Promotion  (Dominic Rivard, WinePlanet Consulting)

*    Technical Challenges and Solutions Pertaining to Icewine Production  (Dominic Rivard, WinePlanet Consulting)

 

*   26th Annual Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association Conference

 

*   2011 PWGT Fall Small Scale Commercial Winemaking Workshop

 

*   20th Indy International Wine Competition  (Jill Blume & Christian Butzke)

 

*   36th Annual ASEV-Eastern Section Conference & Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland

 

*   62nd National Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Monterey, California

 

*   2011 PWGT Spring Wine Grape Workshop

*    Program

*    Hybrid Winemaking Issues  (Christian Butzke)

*    Clean, Sanitized or Sterile?  (Jill Blume)

*    Winemaking Calculations  (Amanda Stewart)

*    Vineyard Talk: Crop Load Assessment & Adjustment  (Bruce Bordelon)

*    Winery Safety Walk-Through  (Christian Butzke)

*    Winery Safety Plan Template  (Christian Butzke)

 

*   2nd International Wine Microbiology Symposium

*    Program  (Christian Butzke)

 

*   2011 Midwest Grape & Wine Conference

*    How to Protect and Extend the Shelf-Life of Your Wines  (Christian Butzke)

*    How to Handle "Native" Species' Winemaking Challenges  (Christian Butzke)

 

*   2011 Indiana Horticultural Congress & Trade Show

*    Traminette Winemaking Practices  (Christian Butzke)

*    Wine Cold Stability Assessments and Techniques  (Christian Butzke)

*    Tartrate Stability  (Bob Kreisher)

 

*   2010 PWGT Fall Workshop: Boot Camp for Small Scale Commercial Winemaking

*    Program

*    Resources for Startup Wineries  (Christian Butzke)

*    Press Coverage

 

*   2010 Indy International Wine Competition – Indyinternational.org

*    Press Releases  (Jeanette Merritt)

*    Trophy and Medal Winners  (Jill Blume & Christian Butzke)

 

*   61st National Conference of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture

 

*   2010 Wine Grape Action Team Spring Bottling Workshop

*    Bottling Shock - A Review of Wine and Equipment Preparation Techniques (Christian Butzke)

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*     2010 Wine Grape Action Team Spring Grape Pruning Workshop

*    Driftwatch.com    Registry of Pesticide-Sensitive Areas

 

*    Wine Grape Action Team & Indiana Wine Grape Council launch Indiana’s first signature wine: TRAMINETTE

*    Try On Traminette Campaign