Consumidor y Mercado

17 marzo, 2015

Nestlé shows consumers how to tell fake Milo after counterfeit bust

Milo’s supposedly biggest market, Malaysia, was dealt a scare over the weekend after thousands of packs of the exceptionally popular chocolate milk powder were seized by inspectors in Negeri Sembilan….

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

16 marzo, 2015

Tres soluciones en envases para vino

Si preguntan por envases para vino, la mayoría pensará en la tradicional botella de vidrio, muy eficaz, pero en esta ocasión nos salimos de la ruta habitual para mostrar otras posibilidades igual de válidas. Es el caso del vino Bag-in-Box o de un nuevo packaging de 2 litros y también de botellas de vidrio, pero […

Productos y Procesos

16 marzo, 2015

Phenylalanine and urea foliar applications to grapevine: Effect on wine phenolic content.

Phenolic compounds play a key role in the organoleptic properties of wines. Viticultural practices may influence grape andwine phenolic content, thus determining their quality. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of foliar applications of phenylalanine and urea, at two different doses, onwine phenolic composition. Grapes were harvested at their optimal technological maturity and their respective wines were elaborated at small scale.Wine detailed phenolic composition was determined. Results revealed that the content of several anthocyanins and flavonols was enhanced by the application of both phenylalanine doses and

Consumidor y Mercado

16 marzo, 2015

The Real Cost of a $10 Bottle of Wine? $2.40

Tyler Colman reports from Prowein, where costs have come under the microscope.

Productos y Procesos

16 marzo, 2015

A Lodi il Forum Internazionale sulla lotta alla contraffazione

Contrastare le frodi in campo agroalimentare

Productos y Procesos

16 marzo, 2015

[Determination of 16 phthalate acid ester residues in health wine by gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry].

A method for the analysis of sixteen phthalate acid ester (PAE) residues in healthwine was developed using gas chromatography-triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (GC-QQQ- MS). The healthwine samples were extracted with n-hexane by liquid-liquid extraction method before analysis. The samples were detected by GC-QQQ-MS with electron impact source (EI) in selected ion monitoring (SIM) mode after extraction. The separation was performed on an HP-5MS capillary column (30 m x 0.25 mm x 0.25 μm) with temperature programming. The retention time and the fragment ion abundance ratio were used to judge the

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

16 marzo, 2015

Food Coloring Agents and Plant Food Supplements Derived from Vitis vinifera: a New Source of Human Exposure to Ochratoxin A.

Grape pomaces are increasingly being used as starting material in the industrial production of plant food supplements (PFS), food coloring and tartrates but they are at risk of ochratoxin A (OTA) contamination, a mycotoxin with nephrotoxic and carcinogenic effects. We analysed 24 commercial PFS and 13 food coloring samples derived from Vitis vinifera, mainly pomaces, using a HPLC-FLD method for OTA determination. OTA was found in 75% of PFS samples and 69% of food coloring samples at levels of

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

16 marzo, 2015

New Zealand vines doubled

Since the early 2000s, the amount of land planted in wine grapes throughout New Zealand has increased by a whopping 100 per cent. In the last 12 years, according to Statistics New Zealand, between the years 2002 and 2014, the area of land planted in grapes has leapt from 17,300 hectares to 34,130 hectares. Statistics have also been released for areas planted in apples, cherries, blackcurrants, avocados and kiwifruit over the same period.

Consumidor y Mercado

14 marzo, 2015

Less alcohol but no less flavour

This is a much longer version of an article also published by the Financial Times.

Productos y Procesos

14 marzo, 2015

¿Qué uvas se emplean en los vinos de Francia?

¿Qué uvas se emplean en los vinos de Francia? Guía práctica para aprender a identificar los principales vinos franceses por nombres de regiones y tipos de uvas

Productos y Procesos

14 marzo, 2015

Just add water: Here comes powdered alcohol

Freeze-dried, powdered alcohol has been approved by federal regulators, meaning the controversial novelty – once called “the Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking” – could hit liquor-store shelves across the country by the summer.

Productos y Procesos

14 marzo, 2015

Powdered alcohol approval stirs US controversy

States say Palcohol could be abused by minors or snuck into public events

Consumidor y Mercado

14 marzo, 2015

Economic threats lurk behind dollar’ strong surge

The surging value of the U.S. dollar promises new bargains for American consumers and travelers but also presents big threats to the U.S. economy – in a trend that is shaping up to be one of the most unexpected and significant factors shaping the global economy this year.

Productos y Procesos

14 marzo, 2015

New Computer Vision System Helps Estimate Compactness of Bunches of Grapes in Vineyards Objectively and Non-Invasively

A new computer vision system has been developed that helps to determine the compactness of bunches of grapes, a characteristic that strongly influences the quality of the grape and the

Consumidor y Mercado

13 marzo, 2015

Los 10 primeros destinos del vino español

Los 10 primeros destinos del vino español

Consumidor y Mercado

13 marzo, 2015

Sudden decrease in Bulgarian wine exports to Russia

Bulgarian wine exports to Russia have marked a considerable decrease. In the words of Krasimir Koev, head of Bulgaria’s Execute Agency on Vine and Wine (EAVW), the main reasons are the tragic events in Ukraine as well as the devaluation of the Russian ruble, as reported by the Argumenti Nedeli daily. Koev noted that up until 2014, half of the Bulgarian wine production was exported to the Russian market. In his words, the number of orders truly reached ”cosmic dimensions”. In 2013, for example, Bulgaria has produced 250,000 tons of

Consumidor y Mercado

12 marzo, 2015

3.897 empresas españolas exportaron vino en 2014

Este programa está diseñado para empresas que no cuentan con experiencia en el mercado USA y exclusivo para productos que no cuenten con importador ni con distribuidores locales en los EE.UU.

Productos y Procesos

12 marzo, 2015

Effect of commercial grape extracts on the cheese-making properties of milk.

Grape extracts can be added to milk to produce cheese with a high concentration of polyphenols. Four commercial extracts from whole grape, grape seed, and grape skin (2 extracts) were characterized and added to milk at concentrations of 0, 0.1, 0.2, and 0.3% (wt/vol). The effect of grape extracts on the kinetics of milk clotting, milk gel texture, and syneresis were determined, and model cheeses were produced. Whole grape and grape seed extracts contained a similar concentration of polyphenolic compounds and about twice the amount found in grape skin extracts.

Consumidor y Mercado

12 marzo, 2015

Review of the Final Crush Report”

For some of us in the wine business, the release of the Crush Report is one of the most exciting events of the year. It means that the time has come to browse, analyze, cut up, re-arrange and make sense of winegrape prices to look for trends, find opportunities and verify or improve our own […]

Consumidor y Mercado

12 marzo, 2015

Top 10 Berry Bros bestsellers in Japan

Simon Staples, Berry Bros sales director for Asia reveals the firm’;s bestsellers in Japan, discovering a wine market surprisingly close in sentiment to the UK.