A Cornell professor has been recognized for grape and wine research. Due to her major contributions to the state’s grape and wine industries, Justine Heuvel has earned this year’s research award. The award is from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation. She has contributed a lot to the world of wine.
- In recognition of her major contributions to the state’s wine and grape industries, Justine Van-den Heuvel has earned this year’s research award from the New York Wine and Grape Foundation (NYWGF).
- She received the award March 1 at the annual NYWGF unity banquet, part of the three-day B.E.V. New York organized by Cornell and held near Rochester.
- Grape production in New York is a multi billion dollar industry. According to the NYWGF, the grape, grape juice and wine industries generate more than $4.8 billion in economic benefits annually in New York.
“The foundation recognized Vanden Heuvel, associate professor of enology and viticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, for her research optimizing flavors and aromas in wine grapes, and for improving the environmental and economic sustainability of wine grape production in cool climates.”