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Better Hops & Perfect Wine

Science & FoodBy Science & FoodNov 5, 2015 3:00 PM

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Agricultural geneticist and self-proclaimed "craft beer fanatic", Sean Myles began breeding hops plants that are resistant to mildew. Other breweries are now using traditional breeding techniques to breed hopes varieties with novel flavors, changing the craft beer game. For wine lovers, there's Linda Bisson, a yeast geneticist at UC Davis working on the winemaking issue of "stuck" fermentation, a phenomenon when yeast added to wine fail to fully ferment.

Mmm, Beer: Brewers Are on a Quest to Breed a Better Hop

– WIRED

Science Helping Make the Perfect Wine

– Txchnologist

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