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Research into grapes with Giovanni Battista Tornielli

This show was published 17 April 2020


Genetics has opened the door to the mystery world of grapes, we discuss with leading researcher the new tools being used to prize open it's secrets.

We talk with professor Giovanni Battista Tornielli from Veneto University about the modern tools that are used by researchers looking at wine. This includes the ingenious micro vine, sprays that slow down the ripening, Genetic modified grapes, that have had specific genes removed. We also discuss how DNA mapping is being used to greatly enhance the speed of developing new varieties with the traits you want.


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The UK Wine Show is sponsored by ThirtyFifty. Our team of wine tasters are busy entertaining and educating UK consumers to help them get the most out of wine.


The music used for the UK Wine Show is Griffes de Jingle 1 by Marcel de la Jartèle and Silence by Etoile Noire.

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