Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

10 septiembre, 2015

Chile adapts strategy to global change

Wines of Chile president Mario Pablo Silva has set out a revised global export strategy to guide the country’s wine industry for the next decade.

Productos y Procesos

9 septiembre, 2015

Beneficial clinical effects of grape seed proanthocyanidin extract on the progression of carotid atherosclerotic plaques.

BACKGROUND:Atherosclerotic plaques indicate the occurrence of ischemia events and it is a difficult task for clinical physicians.Grape seed proanthocyanidin extract (GSPE) has been reported to exert an antiatherogenic effect by inducing regression of atherosclerotic plaques in animal experimental studies. In this study, the antiatherogenic effect of GSPE has been investigated in clinical use.METHODS:Consecutive 287 patients diagnosed with asymptomatic carotid plaques or abnormal plaque free carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) were randomly assigned to the GSPE group (n = 146) or control group (n = 141). The patients in the GSPE group

Productos y Procesos

9 septiembre, 2015

Direct and fast analysis of free and sulfite-bound carbonyl compounds in wine by two-dimensional quantitative proton (1H) and carbon (13C) nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (2D q NMR).

Recent developments that have accelerated 2D NMR methods and improved quantitation have made these methods accessible analytical procedures, and the large signal dispersion allows for the analysis of complex samples. Few natural samples are as complex as wine, so the application to challenges in wine analysis look promising. The analysis of carbonyl compounds in wine, key oxidation products, is complicated by a multitude of kinetically reversible adducts, such as acetals and sulfonates, so that sample preparation steps can generate complex interferences. These challenges could be overcome if the compounds could

Consumidor y Mercado

9 septiembre, 2015

Los hogares españoles gastan 1.073 millones en vino

El gasto en vino de los hogares españoles ha alcanzado los 1.073 millones en vino (-0,5%) en el último año móvil hasta junio. Son datos facilitados por el último Panel de Consumo Alimentario del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (Magrama). Los hogares españoles compraron 459 millones de litros de vinos y bebidas derivadas […

Consumidor y Mercado

9 septiembre, 2015

U.S. Wine Consumption Increases Lead Over France – Beverage Information and Insights Group’s 2015 Wine Handbook

“Wine consumers matured in 2014, demonstrated by the increase in sales of wines in the $10 to $20 price range”

Productos y Procesos

9 septiembre, 2015

El “invento del año” en Mendoza es un equipo de ayuda al cosechador

Se trata de una máquina que transporta a los obreros mientras levantan la producción y evita que estos carguen sobre sus espaldas los pesados tachos con vid. Fue desarrollada por la empresa Instalar DG y recibió el premio mayor del concurso Mendoza Innova.

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

9 septiembre, 2015

Sustainability Report 2014

The Sustainability Report focuses on the environmental and social dimensions of sustainability at the EBRD and reports on the activities, results and impact of our work across regions.

Consumidor y Mercado

9 septiembre, 2015

Global wine production is shifting its power centre

The global wine industry is seeing a gradual but subtle shift in its power centre. France and Italy were by far the largest and the second largest producer of wine in the world respectively. France produced 46.7 mhl of wine while Italy brewed 44.7 mhl of wine in 2014-2015. This has been the trend for years in the global wine industry. If the wine production in Spain is added to those of France and Italy, the three would account for 47% of the global annual production of wine.

Productos y Procesos

8 septiembre, 2015

Grapevine Problems: Leaf Spots Not Caused by Insects or Disease

Damage or disorders of grapevines can arise from a widearray of causal factors. Sometimes a spot on a leaf or berrycan be caused by an insect or a biolo…

Consumidor y Mercado

8 septiembre, 2015

Russia to ban imports of grape juice concentrate

Russia plans to introduce a ban on the imports of “foreign wine materials and its further bottling under Russian brands”, according to Russia’s Agriculture Minister Alexandr Tkachev. Tkachev said: “Our wine factories currently operate as workshops for wine production, which is unacceptable and does not associate with fair market competition. Of course, this will provide huge profits for the importers of these wine

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

8 septiembre, 2015

Potential alternatives for bentonite

Bentonite is most probably one of the additives mostlyused by wine cellars. As a fining agent it can facilitate thesettling process during the clar…

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

8 septiembre, 2015

vitisFlower®: Development and Testing of a Novel Android-Smartphone Application for Assessing the Number of Grapevine Flowers per Inflorescence Using Artificial Vision Techniques.

Grapevine flowering and fruit set greatly determine crop yield. This paper presents a new smartphone application for automatically counting, non-invasively and directly in the vineyard, the flower number in grapevine inflorescence photos by implementing artificial vision techniques. The application, called vitisFlower®, firstly guides the user to appropriately take an inflorescence photo using the smartphone’s camera. Then, by means of image analysis, the flowers in the image are detected and counted. vitisFlower® has been developed for Android devices and uses the OpenCV libraries to maximize computational efficiency. The application was tested

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

8 septiembre, 2015

“DuPont Receives EPA Approval For New Fungicide

EPA has granted registration for a new DuPont disease control active ingredient, oxathiapiprolin, which will be marketed under the trademark Zorvec.The new fungicide is the first member of a new class of fungicides which represents a step change improvement in disease control for growers of potatoes, grapes, vegetables, and other specialty crops.“DuPont’s Zorvec has unique properties which will deliver visible results for growers. It will change everything about the way farmers view disease control,” saidRik Miller, president, DuPont Crop Protection. “Zorvec is another powerful tool from DuPont Crop Protection’s discovery

Consumidor y Mercado

8 septiembre, 2015

¿Cómo modular el aroma de los vinos?

La obtención de vinos más atractivos y complejos desde el punto de vista organoléptico con el objetivo de satisfacer las necesidades del actual mercado global es uno de los objetivos prioritarios para los profesionales de la enología, que demandan nuevas y mejores cepas de levaduras adaptadas a diferentes tipos y estilos de vinos. Esta demanda puede satisfacerse a través de la selección de levaduras vínicas no Saccharomyces y su inclusión en cultivos, capaces de introducir características aromáticas diferenciales en los vinos obtenidosVer más…

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

8 septiembre, 2015

Bayer issues fungicide warning for wine grape growers, pending crop investigation

Germany’s Bayer has advised wine grape growers not to use its Moon Privilege fungicide until its CropScience arm has investigated whether there is a connection between the product’s use and reported crop damage

Productos y Procesos

8 septiembre, 2015

De novo production of resveratrol from glucose or ethanol by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant compound, used as food supplement and cosmetic ingredient. Microbial production of resveratrol has until now been achieved by supplementation of expensive substrates, p-coumaric acid or aromatic amino acids. Here we engineered the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to produce resveratrol directly from glucose or ethanol via tyrosine intermediate. First we introduced the biosynthetic pathway, consisting of tyrosine ammonia-lyase from Herpetosiphon aurantiacus, 4-coumaryl-CoA ligase from Arabidopsis thaliana and resveratrol synthase fromVitis vinifera, and obtained 2.73±0.05mgL-1 resveratrol from glucose. Then we over-expressed feedback-insensitive alleles of ARO4 encoding 3-deoxy-D-arabino-heptulosonate-7-phosphate and

Productos y Procesos

8 septiembre, 2015

Dissecting the polysaccharide-rich grape cell wall changes during winemaking using combined high-throughput and fractionation methods.

Limited information is available ongrape wall-derived polymeric structure/composition and how this changes during fermentation. Commercial winemaking operations use enzymes that target the polysaccharide-rich polymers of the cell walls ofgrape tissues to clarify musts and extract pigments during the fermentations. In this study, we have assessed changes in polysaccharide composition/turnover throughout the winemaking process by applying recently developed cell wall profiling approaches for monosaccharide composition (GC-MS), infra-red (IR) spectroscopy and comprehensive microarray polymer profiling (CoMPP). CoMPP performed on the concentrated soluble wine polysaccharides showed a fraction rich in rhamnogalacturonan I (RGI),

Productos y Procesos

8 septiembre, 2015

Viticultores de Valdepeñas amenazan con descalificar la uva para que no se elaboren vinos con DO

Viticultores de Valdepeñas amenazan con descalificar la uva para que no se elaboren vinos con DO

Consumidor y Mercado

8 septiembre, 2015

Vinos de Argentina y Chile se promocionan juntos en el Reino Unido

Vinos de Argentina y Chile se promocionan juntos en el Reino Unido