Many popular grape varieties are vulnerable to diseases, thanks to centuries of inbreeding. It’s possible biotechnology has the answer.
The final report of a project led by Dr Mike McCarthy, Principal Scientist with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI)*, shows that there is no value in going underground except possibly in times of extreme and sustained water shortages.‘We couldn’t demonstrate any improvement in yield or water use savings by switching to sub-surface irrigation, which was contrary to what we had been led to believe’, Dr McCarthy said. ‘In fact, there was actually a yield penalty in going to sub-surface at the normal rates of irrigation that growers
The research team of Dr Armando Corsi, Dr Justin Cohen and Prof Larry Lockshin, from the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science at the University of South Australia, gathered and analysed information about wine preferences, purchases and usage occasions in a range of first- and second-tier Chinese cities twice a year for three years through Wine Australia’s China Wine Barometer project.Waves one, three and five focused on country-of-origin perceptions and the on-premise channel, while waves two, four and six looked at bricks-and-mortar retail, direct-sales from distributors and e-commerce. The reports for
On the technology front, the NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), with funding from Wine Australia, ran seven workshops during August and September to showcase innovations that can help improve vineyard operations.Demonstrations included drones capturing imagery, monitoring nitrogen status and releasing predatory insects, and satellite tracking of irrigation and soil moisture via IrriSat technologies. A case study highlighted how laser technology can assist with bird control.There were also presentations on the development of new apps that will revolutionise disease modelling, yield estimation, berry flavour and aroma through image analysis.Meanwhile,
“Trazabilidad y autenticidad en Vitivinicultura, WINE TRACK 2016” Dicha jornada estuvo presidida por Ignacio Nagore (consejero de Agricultura, Ganadería y Medio Ambiente de La Rioja); Jean Pierre Dal Pont (Presidente de la Sociedad de Expertos Químicos de Francia; SECF); Julio Rubio (Rector de la Universidad de La Rioja) y J. Miguel Martínez Zapater (Director del Instituto de Ciencias de la Vid y del Vino). Asimismo, se ha contado con investigadores procedentes de diferentes centros de investigación y/o universidades, así como representantes del Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente (MAGRAMA),
A recent Independent article made the claim that “we will all be drinking orange wine in 2017”. Just how silly a claim is this? Depending on who you’re talking to, orange wine is either “a waste of time” or “the wine we’ll all be drinking in 2017” Well, fairly silly. Though only slightly sillier than the Indie‘s standfirst which summarises orange wine as “refreshing like white with the complexities of red” – one imagines the sub editor is more of a beer drinker… For every orange wines eulogist there is
Rising restaurant prices and the higher costs of residential rent and prescription drugs are battering the sector
With a hotly contested election in the US, Britain exiting the European Union, the Zika virus arriving from South America, and thousands of Syrians fleeing the Middle East, no one can claim it has been a boring year. Perhaps this is why American wine drinkers seem to be more adventurous in some aspects of their wine preferences this year, yet seek tradition in others.
Grape and wine professionals reflect on growing season demand
Maureen Downey has an idea – and it’s much more than the trade thinks.
Counterfeiting is predicted to increase 3% per year worldwide leading to a rise in the anti-counterfeiting market over the next five years with CAGRs ranging from 12.8% to 16%, says…
La conferencia del fin del proyecto Innovine se celebró en Tolosa (France” el 16 y 17 de noviembre. Más de 250 personas eran presentes para la ocasión. El primer dia fue dedicado a la presentación de la resultados de…
China’s wine imports in 2016 are expected to see an increase of 25% over the previous year, which would make it the highest in the past five years, signalling a strong rebound since 2012. The country imported 505 million litres of wines, worth about US$1.9 billion in the first 10 months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 18.01% in value, according to data released earlier by the China Association for Imports and Export of Wine & Spirits. The fourth quarter, as forecasted by industry insiders, is expected to continue
Vinexpo Bordeaux is targetting buyers in e-commerce and travel retail as well as those from China, the US, Northern Europe and Africa as it gears up for next year’s show. Using an initiative called the ‘Hosted Buyers Program’, Vinexpo hopes to draw the key buyers in e-commerce During a meeting with the drinks business in Bordeaux last month, Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise said that Vinexpo 2017 hoped to attract “new buyers” with a specific focus on those who purchase wine for online businesses, among other expanding areas for drinks, such
El Gobierno reparte 72,5 millones a las CCAA para sus planes reestructuración del viñedo
We continue our search for holiday value with a look at Argentina.
European grapevine imports also test positive for virus; erineum mite population increases
Coca-Cola Europe is introducing�25cl�aluminium bottles featuring�100 different�high-resolution photographs, as part of its�’Taste The Feeling’ marketing campaign.
As U.S. Consumer Base Diversifies, So Does Interest Within Alcoholic Beverage Landscape
COMMERCIAL PROFILE REQUEST – RDES20161130002/SPAIN A Spanish winery is preparing a GlobalStars project proposal for R&D projects under EUREKA, aimed at reducing the use of pesticides in vineyards and to increase the sustainability of viticulture. The company is looking for one Argentinean winery (SME only” to complete the consortium. The winery should mainly participate in the selection, monitoring and management of plots within their own vineyards, winemaking, basic chemical physical and sensory analysis of wines, sampling, etc.