Saturday, July 14, 2007

High Culture for Grape Vines

Could the so-called Mozart Effect work for wine grapes too? Italian scientists are researching the influence of classical music on the speed and vigor of growing grape vines. Although there are previous studies that suggest sound does have a positive effect on plant growth, this marks the first occasion where music has been played outdoors through giant speakers directly to Sangiovese vines. Of course there is a silent control group with sound barriers on the property to make the experiment complete. Stay tuned…

1 comment:

  1. If nothing else, I bet it would be romantic to walk through the vineyard.
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