ISU Professor Studying Iowa’s Wine Drinking Habits

Ames, Iowa — An expert at Iowa State University is conducting an online survey of Iowa wine drinkers to learn more about how and why they choose products made in the state.

Aude Watrelot says the survey on white and red wines covers many aspects of the decision to buy a product.

The questions also ask about the packaging of wine and how that influences a purchase.

Watrelot is a chemist who focuses on the chemical composition of wines produced in the Midwest. She says the way wine is used once you get it home is an important factor.

Watrelot says there are around 98 wineries in Iowa and some 250 vineyards, and the number of wineries is always increasing. She says the survey can help ensure they are moving in the right direction.

The survey is available through February 13th. To take the survey, visit



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