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Casa Ferreirinha Wins Top Honors in BRIT’s 2019 International Sustainable Winegrowing Competition

E. & J. Gallo Winery receives gold award for excellence in multi-brand, sustainable winegrowing programs Additional wineries from Portugal, Italy and the U.S. receive medals for their outstanding ground-to-glass sustainability programs FORT WORTH, Texas – The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is pleased to announce Casa Ferreirinha, a Portuguese reference brand in Douro Wines, as its platinum medal winner in BRIT’s 2019 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition. Casa Ferreirinha topped the field this year based on the winery’s ongoing sustainable programs that address both the three key factors of sustainability – environmental, economic, and social aspects -- as well as superior wine taste. Five additional wineries - two from the U.S., two from I...
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BRIT Opens Advanced Molecular and Structural Lab

New state-of-the-art facility will be a plant research and teaching center for Texas universities and public school programs FORT WORTH, Texas (December 6, 2018) Doors opened today for the new Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) George C. and Sue W. Sumner Molecular and Structural Laboratory, adding unique dimension and depth to research education programs in plant systematics, or the biological classification of plants. T he facility will house advanced molecular-level tools allowing BRIT’s plant scientists to conduct research and train the next generation of botanists who will answer fundamental questions about plant diversity and help solve environmental challenges. A ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony with remarks from local leaders marked today’s occasion just months after an...
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