The Secrets of Wine Exposed Through Genomics


In California, cabernet sauvignon’s secrets have been discovered with scientists having sequenced the full genome of this popular wine grape. Computer algorithms combined with new sequencing technology allowed scientists to see the full picture and genetic markers within cabernet sauvignon. It was the first time genome sequencing was ever completed on an actual cultivated grape variety. This can potentially help scientists and wine makers breed new grape varieties that can be stronger and more disease or drought resistant, or to simply change up their flavor. University of California – Davis, Dario Cantu told Futurity that “It’s like finally being able to uncork a wine bottle that we have wanted to drink for a long time.” Cheers to that!