AIMS:To describe the effects of Russian policy since 2006 affecting price and availability on the consumption of recorded and unrecorded alcohol, with specific reference to homemade alcohol, and to investigate other factors affecting homemade alcohol consumption and purchasing.METHODS:Consumption and preferred beverage data were collected from RLMS-HSE nationwide panel surveys from 1994 to 2013, with a detailed analysis of 2012 data (18,221 respondents aged 16+ years). Official statistics on manufactured alcohol sales, regional price increase and real disposable income were used.RESULTS:Homemade distilled spirits (samogon) consumption decreased together with that of recorded
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US wine exports dropped below the US$1.5bn mark last year from their record high in 2013, with shipments…
Australian wine exports to China are said to have almost recovered to levels recorded before Beijing’s austerity measures severely dented volumes, and logistics firm the U-Freight Group (UFL) believes it will be a major boost for the company’s specialist wine logistics services in the country. Data released earlier this year by the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA) indicates that total Australian wine exports in 2014 increased by 8 per cent to 40 million litres, with bottled exports almost recovering to levels recorded before the full effects of the austerity
“The Petainer 20 liter PET kegs will allow wineries to grow sales of wine-on-tap with a low cost of ownership,” said Mihailo Panovich, vice president of sales at G3 Enterprises. “The one-way, recyclable Petainer kegs are a real game changer, offering wineries competitive manufacturing and logistics costs while utilizing the same dispensing systems required for conventional steel kegs
Diageo and Thin Film Electronics have released a prototype Johnnie Walker Blue Label ‘smart bottle,’ which can assure consumers of authenticity, help the industry track the product, and ‘completely change…
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Online and convenience shopping will be the two key channels that wine companies and producers will have to target in the future in the major global wine markets, according to new research from ProWein and Wine Intelligence. The two organisations will present the results of a major study of the wine drinking trends across eight of the most important markets in the world at next month’s exhibition in Dusseldorf. The study assesses the markets it claims represents 50 per cent or 12 billion litres, of all wine consumed in the
A hybrid continuous fermentation system and related process for fermenting sugars to produce alcohol containing liquors. The system includes a fermentor arranged with a packed bed region and a fluidized bed region. A yeast bed is retained in the packed bed region using a retention matrix and flocculation. A sugar supply is directed through the yeast bed with sufficient dwell time for satisfactory sugar conversion. The fluidized bed region is arranged to allow fermented product to pass through the fermentor while allowing yeast cell growth and retention. A nutrient may
Hopes are rising that South Africa’s 2015 harvest could be one of the best in recent memory, with many winemakers reporting ideal conditions.
Diageo has collaborated with printed electronics and “smart systems” developer Thin Film Electronics ASA on a new “smart bottle” for Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The prototype bottle will be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 2-5.
Owens-Illinois, Inc. (O-I), mayor fabricante mundial de envases de vidrio, participa por primera vez en Enomaq con Helix, la innovadora solución de envase corcho-vidrio que permite abrir, tapar y volver a abrir la botella con un simple giro de tapón
The bag-in-box has crammed a lot into its first 50 years in the wine industry. From the tricky stages of early development subsequent achievements in tap technology; to the roaring sales success of the 1980s; through changes in size and packaging to represent a more premium product. Chateau Carboard, this is your life.“Before the 1960s, bulk wine was sold to the consumer in half-gallon (two-litre) glass flagons. The flagons broke easily and exposed wine to the air once they were opened, so the Australian wine industry began looking for a
Rabobank has published a new report on the role of millennials and Gen Xers in driving “premiumization” in the global wine industry, and the divergent channels that wine marketers are using to pursue these new consumers. In the report, the bank’s Food & Agribusiness Research team says that millennials and Generation X consumers are shaping and changing the global wine consumption market. The global wine community currently has a great deal of interest in the more premium end of the global market. “The rise of some premium-focused emerging markets, such
Argentine exports of grape juice concentrate have fallen for the third year in succession.
We performed a dynamic and quantitative analysis of the synthesis of fermentative aromas by an aromatic wine yeast, ECA5, obtained by adaptive evolution. During fermentation at pilot scale on synthetic and natural musts, ECA5 produced volatile compounds (higher alcohols and their acetates, ethyl esters) at higher rates than the ancestral strain, with the exception of propanol. Marked differences in the chronology of synthesis of several compounds were observed between the two strains. Overproduction of phenyl ethanol occurred mainly during the growth phase for ECA5, consistent with its higher flux through
Este sistema mejora la calidad de la uva, disminuye los riesgos de daños por el viento y permite que la fruta se desarrolle en mejores condiciones microclimáticas
I am Carla Guse Janse van Vuuren, a consumer behaviour lecturer and researcher from Stellenbosch University. I am currently conducting a study pertaining to consumer behaviour in wine purchase behaviour.
Thanks to ambitious vintners, rising demand from drinkers, a taste shift to lighter wine styles, and yes, even climate change, the number of global hot spots for wine is ever expanding.
Low molecular weight polyphenols (LMW-PPs) and anthocyanins, along with the antioxidant capacity, were assessed in grape pomace extract (GPE) of red grape (Vitis vinifera L.) cv. Malbec. Twenty-six phenolics (13 LMW-PPs and 13 anthocyanins) were characterized and quantified by HPLC-MWD and UPLC-ESI-MS. The maximum concentrations of LMW-PPs corresponded to the flavanols (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin, whereas malvidin-3-glucoside was the most abundant anthocyanin. Piceatannol, a stilbene analogue to resveratrol with higher antioxidant activity, was firstly identified and quantified in GPE of the cv. Malbec. The antioxidant activity for Malbec GPE determined by