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.

Productos y Procesos

12 marzo, 2015

Influence of oak maturation regimen on composition, sensory properties, quality, and consumer acceptability of cabernet sauvignon wines.

Oak barrels have long been the preferred method for oak maturation of wine, but barrels contribute significantly to production costs, so alternate oak maturation regimens have been introduced, particularly for wines at lower price points. To date, few studies have investigated consumers’ acceptance of wines made using non-traditional oak treatments. In this study, two Cabernet Sauvignon wines were aged using traditional (i.e., barrel) and/or alternative (i.e., stainless steel or plastic tanks and vats, with oak wood added) maturation regimens. Chemical and sensory analyses were subsequently performed to determine the influence

Consumidor y Mercado

12 marzo, 2015

Our latest collection of fun wine related infographics!

, here’s another bunch of interesting and informative wine related material that has come our way on social media. Enjoy!

Ambiente y Sostenibilidad

12 marzo, 2015

California senators focus on oil industry, drinking water

California’s top regulators on Tuesday acknowledged lax oversight by the state had allowed oil-and-gas industry contamination of protected water aquifers and other threats to public safety, and they pledged to intensify protection of water sources and public health.

Productos y Procesos

3 marzo, 2015

Winery by-products: Extraction optimization, phenolic composition and cytotoxic evaluation to act as a new source of scavenging of reactive oxygen species

Nearly 20 million tons of winery by-products, with many biological activities, are discarded each year in the world. The extraction of bioactive compounds from Chenin Blanc, Petit Verdot, and Syrah grape by-products, produced in the semi-arid region in Brazil, was optimized by a Central Composite Rotatable Design. The phenolic compounds profile, antioxidant capacity against synthetic free radicals (DPPH and ABTS), reactive oxygen species (ROS; peroxyl radical, superoxide radical, hypochlorous acid), cytotoxicity assay (MTT) and quantification of TNF-α production in RAW 264.7 cells were conducted. Gallic acid, syringic acid, procyanidins B1

Consumidor y Mercado

3 marzo, 2015

What consumers want: premium and local

Marketers need to take on new consumer trends and adapt to a changing market, according to a new Wine Intelligence study released today. The Wine Intelligence Global Consumer Trends report has spotted nine trends among alcohol consumers, each with different implications for the drinks industry. “We’re focusing on what’s happening already, sometimes at the fringes of consumer behaviour, sometimes nearer the mainstream,” explains Lulie Halstead, Wine Intelligence chief executive offier. Although the mass market appears to be shifting towards globalisation, Halstead says individuals are seeing the value in local products.