Most wine purchasers are dazed and confused as they wander the aisles of their local wine shop. There are thousands of wine brands and dozens of types of wines lining the shelves. Obviously wineries want purchasers to pick their bottle. So they’ve done a lot of research into what makes a buyer choose a particular wine-and it turns out the labels have at least something to do with it, at least for 71% of US wine consumers.
El balance de la campaña 2015/2016 se cierra con un stock de 29 millones de hectolitros (-9,6%”
Argentine wine saw the biggest growth in UK off-trade sales during 2016, followed by New Zealand, according to figures released by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) in its Q4 end of year Market Report. Argentina saw the biggest growth in terms of UK sales in 2016, driven by demand for Malbec While the WSTA said Australia remains the biggest-selling wine producing country in terms of UK sales, Argentina and New Zealand wines showed the most growth in the 12 months to 5 November 2016. OFF-TRADE UK off-trade volume
A look at the varietals, brands and channels that won and lost during the past 12 months
… Bignert María Gabriela Merín Vilma Inés Morata de Ambrosini FCA I (UNCuyo),CONICET Laboratorio de Biotecnología Resumen En el presente trabajo, se tomó muestras deuva de la variedad Malbec de 2 zonas de la región DOC San Rafael, tanto de uvas sanas …
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Pedoclimatic conditions affect grape and wine quality. In particular, the relationship between soil and grape quality is at the core of the terroir definition. The study focuses on cv. Aleatico, an aromatic and autochthonous grapevine cultivar grown in the northern part of the Latium region (central Italy) in a heterogeneous environment (Protected Denomination of Origin Aleatico di Gradoli). Five subareas were selected to represent the environmental variability. The grape-ripening parameters, along with volatile and phenolic compounds in wines derived from the grapes from these growing areas, were analyzed to assess
The hotel, restaurant and institutional food service industry (HRI” achieved record high sales in 2015, reaching ¥31.79 trillion ($261 billion”. Growing inbound tourism has contributed to the industry’s success in both 2015 and 2016. However, competition is intense and both Japanese consumers and foreign travelers demand high-quality food and beverages and unique eating experiences. Therefore the market is dynamic. This report highlights the major trends and industry changes. U.S. suppliers…
Minimal pruning (MP) is a technique used to reduce labor costs and produce high-quality winegrapes. To evaluate the effects of MP on grapes cultivated in warm-climate regions, a long-term study on Tempranillo (Vitis vinifera L.) was conducted in Badarán, La Rioja, Spain. For each vintage between 1999 and 2013, yield and total soluble solids (TSS) were evaluated in grapes from MP vines and from conventionally hand-pruned (CHP) vines. In 2014 and 2015, grapes were analyzed at 22 Brix to assess the effects of MP on fruit maturation and quality. The
While traditional markets still account for the majority of retail food sales in Indonesia, modern retail holds a significant share and is growing. The burgeoning hypermarket, supermarket and minimarket sectors offer opportunities for U.S. food products. U.S. apples, table grapes, oranges, lemons, processed vegetables (french fries”, processed fruits (dates, raisins, jams, nut paste”, snack foods and juices enjoy a prominent position in Indonesia’s retail outlets and traditional markets. Furt…
Grapevine yield and fruit composition largely depend on vine water status, which can be manipulated, especially in semiarid climates, by irrigation strategies and training systems. The objective of this research was to examine the influence of canopy height on vine growth, yield, and berry traits of Tempranillo vines under different degrees of water stress. Two canopy heights and three irrigation strategies, similarly applied in the two training systems, were tested in combination. Over two years (2010 and 2011), elevating the canopy resulted in a 26% increase in leaf area per
Bentonite fining is the most common process used in the wine industry to remove proteins from wine. Herein, the influence of fermentative and post-fermentative fining on aroma compounds found in Sauvignon blanc wines was studied. Sauvignon blanc musts from different vintages were fined using bentonite. Conventional enological parameters, together with more than 60 volatile compounds, including varietal thiols, were determined in the bottled wines. The results showed that bentonite fining was more effective in removing proteins from wine when carried out on finished wines. Several volatile compounds were influenced by
The impact of fermentation variables (time and temperature of maceration, yeast species, addition of pectolytic enzymes) and winemaking techniques (cold soak, thermovinification, carbonic maceration, and rosé vinification) on rotundone and classical enological parameters was investigated in triplicate in red wine made from Duras at the laboratory scale. Rotundone was poorly correlated to anthocyanins and to total phenolic index, some variables reflecting the extraction of skin compounds, which suggests that the solubility of rotundone or its ability to bind to other materials may differ from anthocyanins and most of the grape
Twenty years in the making, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture has released two new winegrapes – ‘Opportunity’ and ‘Enchantment.’ Initial evaluations on what would become ‘Opportunity,’ a white grape, began in 1991, with the red grape ‘Enchantment’ beginning two years later in the hands of John R. Clark, Distinguished Professor of horticulture and fruit breeder for the Division of Agriculture and James N. Moore, distinguished professor emeritus and founder of the Arkansas fruit breeding program. Both Clark and Moore knew that breeding winegrapes that could be grown
Germany has 82 million of the world’s wealthiest consumers and is by far the biggest market in the European Union. The German market offers good opportunities for U.S. exporters of consumer-oriented agricultural products. In 2015, U.S. exports of agricultural products to Germany increased by over 4 percent reaching USD 2.6 billion. Largest segments were soybeans, tree nuts, Alaskan pollock, wine, beef, dried fruits, food preparations, sauces and other consumer- oriented products. This report p…
Peru is world-renowned for its cuisine and restaurant scene. FAS Lima forecasts Peru’s hotel, restaurant and institutional (i.e., HRI” sector growing 3 percent in 2016, driven by a booming restaurant sector. This report provides a road map for exporters wishing to enter the Peruvian food service market and who want to understand the key distribution channels for foods and beverages destined for food service.
‘Sunpreme’ raisin grapes drying naturally on the vine. (Photo credit: Craig Ledbetter, USDA-ARS) Harvesting raisin grapes can be a labor-intensive process. With many grape varieties, about two weeks before the harvest, crews must cut the canes, which are the long branches that actually produce the grapes. Once the canes are cut, the grapes begin to wilt on the vines so that they can later be shaken onto trays. ‘Sunpreme,’ a new ARS-developed raisin grape that dries on the vine, saving labor costs. (Photo credit: Craig Ledbetter, USDA-ARS) That may change
Argentina profited from people ‘going mad for Malbec‘, said the WSTA in its end of year report. It said that wine drinkers in the UK bought almost 27 million bottles of Argentinian wine in the year to 5 November, up by a third on the previous year. And New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc continued its rise. UK drinkers bought around 63 million bottles of the style, which has its home in Marlborough, during the 12 months covered by the WSTA’s report. That’s 15% more than the previous year. Related Wines: Sauvignon
COSECHA 2017, CAMBIOS EN LAS OBLEAS DE MOVIMIENTO DE UVA
Summary 1. Biological control of crop pests is a major ecosystem service affected by several variables acting at multiple spatial scales. Among these variables, heterogeneity at the habitat and landscape scales are known key drivers of trophic