Man’s local studies may lead to even better Virginia wines

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Posted: April 17, 2014

The Winchester Star

At right, Hickey pours some wine that he made at the research center.
Cain Hickey, a doctoral student at the Virginia Tech’s Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, talks about his efforts in growing grapes for winemaking. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
“So I grew up, my whole childhood, I was surrounded by grapes,” said Cain Hickey. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

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A Virginia Tech doctoral student has been doing field work in Frederick County for almost four years that may help the state’s wine producers decide what changes — if any — they might…



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