2017 World's Best Wine List....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 World's Best Wine List

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FOREST FIRES AFFECT FLAVOUR OF WINE......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forest fires cause havoc for lots of reasons. But something you’ve probably never thought about is what they do to wine. Yep, they ruin it – grapes grown near forest fires make wine that tastes like ash, and it's only detectable after the finished product, which is far too late.

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How Aluminum Screw Caps are made?

 

 

 

 

 

A screw cap is a metal cap that screws onto threads on the neck of a bottle, generally with a metal skirt down the neck to resemble the traditional wine capsule ("foil"). A layer of plastic (often PVDC), cork, rubber, or other soft material is used as wad to make a seal with the mouth of the bottle.

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An Italian entrepreneur plans to launch a leather made from wine extracts in Milan later this year....

 

 

 

 

“We have created and patented an innovative manufacturing process – says Tessitore, founder of Vegea srl and Wineleather's inventor – that turns the fibers and vegetable oils present in grape pomace into an eco-friendly material with the same functional, esthetic and sensory characteristics as leather.” 

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Wine label descriptions influence consumers more than shop staff, awards....

 

 

 

 

 

Australian consumers pay more attention to the flavour descriptions on the back of a wine bottle than to shop staff recommendations, according to a report by global market research firm Wine Intelligence.

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BEING A SOMM IS ABOUT SERVICE, NOT STARDOM.....

 

 

 

 

Brahm Callahan is used to being the most knowledgeable wine professional in the room. Thirty-two years old with a face that looks 10 years younger, Callahan is one of only 149 Master Sommeliers in the United States.

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Oak Alternatives......

 

 

 

 

 

Fashion comes and fashion goes in winemaking as in life. Hank Chorley got it right though, because oak has ruled for a very long time. The use of oak in the right amount can turn a merely average wine into a prize-winner. 

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Wine Label Design Is More Important Than You Think......

 

 

 

 

Wine Label Design Is More Important

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Describing a wine’s taste for a mass consumer audience is a tricky task – is it worth it?

 

 

 

 

Conveying the essence of both the style and flavour of a wine is an enduring challenge of the category. How can a few words on a wine label convey a whole sensory experience? 

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Should wine be natural or democratic? An Internet wine controversy

 

 

 

 

Alert: wine controversy! The latest missile to ignite debate within the wine community comes from Bianca Bosker, who wrote in a March 17 New York Times article that "the time has come to learn to love unnatural wines."

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How Synthetic Corks are made?

 

 

 

 

Synthetic corks are made from plastic compounds designed to look and "pop" like natural cork, but without the risk of TCA contamination. Disadvantages of some wine synthetic corks include a risk of harmful air entering a bottle after only 18 months, as well as the difficulty in extracting them from the bottle and using the plastic cork to reseal the wine

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How cork stoppers are made?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are about 2,200,000 hectares of cork forest worldwide; 34% in Portugal and 27% in Spain. Annual production is about 200,000 tons; 49.6% from Portugal, 30.5% from Spain, 5.8% from Morocco, 4.9% from Algeria, 3.5% from Tunisia, 3.1% Italy, and 2.6% from France.[3] Once the trees are about 25 years old the cork is traditionally stripped from the trunks every nine years, with the first two harvests generally producing lower quality cork. The trees live for about 300 years.

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Fears over sommelier shortfall as Brexit looms...

 

 

 Brexit is making it harder to recruit talented sommeliers from Europe, according to senior members of the UK trade - echoing growing concerns throughout the UK hospitality industry.

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Physicist invents first ever drip-free wine bottle.....

 

 

 

 

If you’re a wine lover, chances are you’ve grimaced many-a-time as that post-pour dribble streams down the side of the bottle.

It’s bad news all round, both for your alcohol intake and your white tablecloth but luckily, one biophysicist has the answer.

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Will wine recommendation apps spell the end for sommeliers, critics and experts?

 

 

 

 Tens of millions of people are signed up to TripAdvisor-style wine apps, so who cares what sommeliers have to say?

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Global wine production falls in 2016....

 

 

 

Bad weather in many regions was behind the 3.2 percent fall in global production to 267 million hectolitres (mhl) from 276 million in 2015, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said at a news conference in Paris.

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How A Traditional Wine Barrel Is Made.......

 

 

 

 

Oak is used in winemaking to vary the color, flavor, tannin profile and texture ofwine. It can be introduced in the form of a barrel during the fermentation or aging periods, or as free-floating chips or staves added to wine fermented in a vessel like stainless steel.

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These Are the World's 50 Best Restaurants

 

 

 

 

 

Eleven Madison Park in New York triumphed Wednesday in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards, becoming the first U.S. establishment to win the top spot since 2004.

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How Pinot Noir From Around The World Is Changing Wine-Drinking Perceptions

 

 

 

 

 

Pinot Noir continues to be a critical and consumer favorite, with growing awareness of the grape variety among even the newest wine-lovers. And Pinot’s reputation as an intrinsically high-quality wine has benefited even lesser bottlings: As with all grape varieties, perception can be a make-or-break phenomenon.

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BIGGEST HARVEST IN A DECADE IN BORDEAUX....

 

 

 

 

 

In his now annual report on the latest Bordeaux vintage, winemaker Gavin Quinney has noted that production in 2016 was 577 million litres – the equivalent of 770m bottles of wine – the biggest harvest since 2006 and only just short of the very large 2004 vintage.

 

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What's the Big Deal about High-Altitude Wines?

 

 

 

  

There's a big deal? You’re kidding me? Take me higher!

There really is. But, much of the noise is spin. Unwittingly perhaps, certain wine regions, countries and even individual winemakers have developed a "mine's higher than yours" attitude when discussing vineyards' height above sea level. Wine publicists and geeks alike are lapping it up. So, it's important to go beyond the hype and find out what real high-altitude wine is.

 

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Does Shiraz wine come from Iran?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until the Islamic revolution, Iran had a tradition of wine-making which stretched back centuries. It centred on the ancient city of Shiraz - but is there a connection between the place and the wine of the same name now produced and drunk across the world?

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NZ / Marlborough - Five million litres of wine lost in 2 minutes and 20 seconds of earthquake....

 

 

 

 

 

To put it in perspective, the energy expended in those 2 minutes and 20 seconds of the earth moving, equated to eight million tonne of TNT exploding, or 40 atomic bombs.

So not surprising that Marlborough’s wine industry was affected. Even though the quake was centred towards the southern end of the region, the impact of that energy force exploding was serious, although it could have been a lot worse.

 

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OAK SWEETER THAN SUGAR FOR WINE.....                             The scientists – naturally – gave them an easy-to-spell name: quercotriterpenosides.

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The scientists then – naturally – gave them an easy-to-spell name: quercotriterpenosides.

 

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WAIRARAPA REBRANDS AS WELLINGTON WINE COUNTRY....

 

 

 

 

 

Located on the north island, east of Wellington, the Wairarapa Valley comprises the Martinborough GI, Gladstone GI and Masterton, regions connected by the Ruamahanga river.

 

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More than 100 vineyards decimated in Chile’s ‘worst forest disaster’ in history...

 

 

 

As families evacuated their homes, fleeing the fires engulfing the Chilean town of Cauquenes this past weekend, Diego Morales stayed behind, watching the smoke envelop his 150-year-old vineyards.

Firefighters deployed in the town were so overwhelmed that vineyard owners, neighbors and family members were forced to douse the fires themselves. Morales and his family thrust buckets of water in all directions, suffering minor burns, but they couldn’t stop the powerful blaze.

 

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Are we ready for genetically modified wine?

 

 

 

But now, a number of studies are underway to introduce new traits in wine grapes through GMO techniques. While the techniques could help winegrowers face significant challenges to grape harvesting, many issues could stand in the way. Surprisingly, they nothing to do with anti-GMO activism.

 

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Wine & Spirits - Viticulture & Enology - Beer Trade Shows Worldwide...

 

 

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Wine fair in Verona in 1876 - Italy

 

 

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Blue Wine From Spain Runs Afoul of E.U Law....

 

 

However, the revolution now faces a pair of mighty foes: Spain and the European Union. Following an anonymous complaint, inspectors forced the company to stop marketing their product as "wine". The crime? There exists no ‘blue wine’ category under the 17 wine products listed under E.U. law (Annex VII part II of Regulation 1308/2013, to be precise).

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Vinventions and Cork Supply Join Forces to Launch New Generation of Wine Closures...

 

 

 During a joint presentation held at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, Presidents and CEOs of two global leading closure providers to the wine industry, Heino Freudenberg of Vinventions and Jochen Michalski of Cork Supply Group, have announced the market introduction of SÜBR, a next generation wine bottle closure made of natural cork and biodegradable materials. The product has been jointly developed by both companies, who will market it through their own sales channels. Companies target sales of over 500 million units by 2021.

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The future of wine packaging.....

 

 

In this, they are wrong. Wine packaging has remained the same for centuries – a bottle with a cork – and there is absolutely no reason to believe that canned wine’s future is any different than screwcaps or boxes. It will occupy a niche, and lots of people will like it. But most of us won’t even notice it. The wine business in the U.S. has spent almost 100 years teaching us that we have to buy wine in a 750 ml bottle with a cork, and you don’t undo that overnight.

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Smoke taint a problem for winemakers in bushfire season...

 

 

Smoke can enter the leaves of the vines in the vineyards and then adhere to the sugars that grow in the berries,” Ms Davies said.

 

 

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Researchers map out world's winegrape varieties.....

 

 

University of Adelaide researchers have compiled statistics from 44 countries to develop the first database of the world's winegrape varieties and regions. The new database, funded by the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC), provides an in-depth analysis of the world's wine varieties and winegrape growing nations that account for 99% of global wine production.

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Is some French wine really from Spain?

 

 

France has the third-most acres of vineyards in the world, according to the United Nations, behind Spain, which has a whopping 25% more vineyard acreage than France, and China.

 

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The growing wine tourism market...

 

 

 

After several days of touring South Africa’s Cape Winelands, it seems strange to sit in a conference room at Spier Wine Farm and listen to South Africans ask themselves what they can do better when it comes to tourism.

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French Firm EPI (Charles Heidsieck) Purchases Significant Stake in Italy's Historic Wine Estate Biondi-Santi...

 

 

French luxury group EPI and the Biondi Santi family of Italy have signed a deal giving EPI a significant stake in Tuscany's historic Biondi-Santi winery in Montalcino and forming a financial and strategic partnership to grow the brand.

 

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Blockchain to Crackdown on Wine Fraud...

 

 

 

Over the past two years, analysts have revealed that nearly 20% of all wines distributed across the globe are considered fake, as fraudsters manufacture cheap wine and replicate the structure and design of fine wine to scam the general population.

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NEW APPELLATIONS ADDED TO CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES...

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The Côtes du Rhône Villages has been expanded with the addition of three new appellations for red wine

 

 

 

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Master of Wine calls for a wine revolution......

 

 

 

 

 

 “They are passing judgment without bothering to understand why others genuinely like sweet wines. And they are ignoring the history of wine in which sweet wines in Europe traditionally held an honored place at the dinner table all through the meal, not just with dessert.”

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Wine trends for 2017......

 

 

 

 

 

 White from red regions, Loire and premium US whites are going to be 2017’s big winners, according to Bibendum PLB.

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New study reveals how Britain could be a major wine producer and exporter by 2100.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It’s no secret that South East England has been making fizz to rival Champagne for more than a decade. Now a new study into changing climate  reveals how large areas of the UK – including Essex, the East of England and even Edinburgh – could become leading wine producing regions by 2100.

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WHY I HATE FEMALE SOMMELIERS AND SO SHOULD YOU....

 

 

 

 

 You would be forgiven for thinking that we are living in a marvelous time for women in the wine industry. With headlines like “The Rise of the Female Sommeliers” and “Sex and the Sommelier: Make Way for Women,” women are showing up everywhere. From “13 Badass Female Winemakers” to “New York City’s Pioneering Female Sommeliers,” women seem to be making big strides in wine making and tasting.  

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French wine harvest among the smallest for 30 years.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hail, frost and mildew have ravaged French vineyards since the spring resulting in a harvest down 10% on 2015

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Marlborough wine companies assess damage after 7.5 earthquake

 

 

 

 

 

 Engineers will be out in force in wineries around Marlborough on Monday, checking tanks and assessing damage after the devastating earthquake overnight. Wine was spilt and there were reports of damage at some wineries, which comes at a bad time for the industry as it prepares for the next vintage.

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What a Trump presidency might mean for wine....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Donald Trump has won a tumultuous US presidential election campaign battle against Hillary Clinton. What could that mean for wine collectors and producers?

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8 Great Ways To Cleanse Your Weary Wine Palate...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's generally accepted that palate fatigue is a real thing. Once you've nosed a couple of glasses and poured different juices over your tongue, your senses stop being able to determine the intricacies in the wine.

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Noise and its impact on the perception of food and drink...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Restaurants are getting noisier. That, at least, is what the critics say. If the increase in noise levels is anything like as widespread as has been suggested in the media, then the question that we have to ask ourselves is why this should be so.

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Bordeaux 2016 - Quality & Quantity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nature has been kind to Bordeaux this year. A bumper crop for many, and a fine harvest - so far. It may be over for some growers in this vast region but there are plenty of bunches still out there, as numerous châteaux hold on waiting for the later-ripening Cabernets and the last Merlots from cooler soils.  

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Siberian wine could be coming to a table near you

 

 

 

 

 

Siberia is known for its bitter, snowy winters - hardly the conditions associated with a thriving wine industry. But a dogged group of winemakers in the foothills of the Altai Mountains have conquered the frosts to produce both red and white varieties, and hope to start selling them next year.

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ELECTRONIC TONGUE INVENTED TO TASTE-TEST WINE...

 

 

 

 

 

 Move over sommeliers. An electronic tongue has been developed that can accurately determine the age of wine, the type of barrel it came from, and its overall quality.

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SMELLING LOTS OF WINE MAKES YOUR BRAIN ALZHEIMER’S RESISTANT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

According to a study published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, master sommeliers—or wine experts—have acute senses of smell, along with larger, thicker parts of the brain. It's thought that this thickness can prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's more than thinner-brained non-winos.

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Research: Brain Functions of Master Sommeliers and others. Positive effects of training.

 

 

 

 Our experiences, even as adults, shape our brains. Regional differences have been found in experts, with the regions associated with their particular skill-set. Functional differences have also been noted in brain activation patterns in some experts. This study uses multimodal techniques to assess structural and functional patterns that differ between experts and non-experts. Sommeliers are experts in wine and thus in olfaction.

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Wine industry soon to have smartphone app advising on irrigation and harvesting

 

 

 

 

 

  

 The function of the app will be to help growers and winemakers make better decisions about their grapes by helping them identify the ideal window to pick fruit or make a particular wine style.

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How Wineries Are Getting Sold And Still Keeping Their Souls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making wine may be one of the most romantic and evocative of all professions, but the reality is that it’s brutally difficult to earn a reliable living, and often subject to the whims of forces beyond anyone’s control.

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Can Scientific Rigor Describe Wine Terroir?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As researchers discover more about vineyards, they're urged to provide science for the concept of place....

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Wine scientist reveals how food, music and temperature can affect its taste...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As a research scientist at the Australian Wine Research Institute, Dr McRae spends her days studying the finite qualities of some of Australia's best drops.

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Research on indoor wine production could transform Canada’s wine industry...

 

 

 

 

 

  

 Although Canada is home to internationally award-winning wines, the cold winters and short growing season are a constant challenge. The solution is one that has never been tried with wine grapes before until now: moving production indoors.

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Chemical found in red wine and chocolate helps restore defences against Alzheimer's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Resveratrol was given to patients in a trial and found to impose a “crowd control” function at the blood-brain barrier, where harmful molecules gain access to the brain in Alzheimer’s patients 

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Serving wine in larger glasses encourages people to drink more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Scientists at the University of Cambridge believe bigger glasses may encourage drinkers to consume their wine faster and therefore to order more.

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WINEMAKERS MAY BE ABLE TO SELECT CORK ACCORDING TO ITS PHENOLIC CONTENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 In the future, winemakers may be able to select a natural cork closure with a specific concentration of phenolics to positively influence a wine’s development in the bottle.

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Are bacteria the secret to a great wine vintage?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A wine's terroir is defined by a complex formula involving climate, soil, genetics and the way the grapes are handled. But, scientists have added microbes to the mix.

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Brexit shakes up the Bordeaux market

 

 

 

 

 Yet similar upheaval has hit the market for top wines over the past five years. Having grown in prominence as an alternative asset class on the back of booming demand from international buyers, the wine market boasts its own global stock exchange, Liv-ex, which provides real-time pricing on anything from Petrus to Latour. However, wine collectors may find its five-year investment performance somewhat unpalatable.

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Sulphites in wine...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Commercially-made wines contain from ten to twenty times that amount.

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Wine fraud increasingly difficult to detect, prevent

 

 

 

 

 

 Wine fraud: Is it something new? Even Thomas Jefferson was aware of it, and checked it by being among the first to have his wine bottled on site at the winery and sealed with a wax plug to prevent adulteration in shipment.

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Which countries produce the most wine?

 

 

 

 

 “Wine is produced commercially in more than 70 countries, three of which account for almost half of the world’s production: France, Italy and Spain”

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Vineyards most wanted "Viticultural Criminals" worldwide....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are a number of different pests and diseases that affect vineyards worldwide and each presents a different challenge depending on the climate and growing practices of that region. These viticultural criminals that affect grapevines come in several different forms including insects, bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

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The Rise & Fall of the Champagne Flute or a farewell to Champagne flutes in 2016?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 What the evolution of Champagne's drinking vessel—from coupe to flute to wine glass—says, not only about how the wine has changed, but how we, the drinkers, have changed. 

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Unmanned helicopter could revolutionise spraying vineyards in Marlborough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"It works on steep hillsides, deep gullies and areas where you can't get to on foot or on a quad bike."

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Does Wine Taste Different as You Get Older?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 There are plenty of theories around why smell and taste decline with age. Living in a polluted environment, for instance, hugely affects the sense liver problems and diabetes as well as sinus infections, ear infections and viruses like hepatitis and flu play significant roles in declining sensory perceptions through cell death and inhibiting the regeneration of olfactory receptors.

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Can Wine Made Without Grapes Match the Real Thing?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We can turn water into wine in 15 minutes.” So claims the Ava Winery, a San Francisco start-up that is making synthetic wine without grapes – simply by combining flavour compounds and ethanol.

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Roundup’s Toxic Chemical Glyphosate, Found in 100% of California Wines Tested & and not only in Wines ......

 

 

 

 

 Glyphosate Detected in 14 German Beers

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A “micro winery” that makes wine continuously...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 An American professor, working in collaboration with EPFL, is developing a miniature device for producing wine non-stop and testing different fermentation processes. The device is being designed for wine experts and winemakers, who will use it to identify the best yeast and the right fermentation temperature.

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Selling Wine and Investment Advice: The Same Methods Are Used!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Some academics have cast doubt on the ability of professional tasters to judge wines consistently...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How do you stop starlings from poaching wine grapes?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “I have an intense dislike of starlings,” Engel says. “That was at the heart of my motivation for becoming a falconer.”

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CLIMATE CHANGE FROM A GLOBAL WINE INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This paper explores the impact of climate change upon the global production of winegrapes and wine. It includes a review of the literature on the cause and effects of climate change, as well as illustrations of the specific challenges global warming may bring to the production of winegrapes and wine.

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Just how much of what we taste derives from the sense of smell?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 It is frequently asserted that somewhere between 75 and 95 % of what we commonly think of as taste actually comes from the sense of smell.

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Impact of Optical Berry Sorting on Grape and Wine Composition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A team of German scientists has developed an automated process that sorts grapes into different levels of quality for winemaking. The goal of developing the technique is to produce wines that will satisfy refined palates but cost less than current prices.

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Is India ready for wine pilgrimages?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Concrete decision: Fermentation tanks don’t have to be oak or steel to produce rich, distinctive wines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Besides eggs, there are a host of shapes designed for a variety of purposes, including pyramids, cones, cylinders, chubby “hippos” and space-efficient cubes. 

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Tiger worms to convert composted grape marc, made from grape seeds, skins and stalks, into vermicast, or worm poo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 "Compost is good, but this stuff is like the Rolls-Royce of fertiliser.''  

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Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The findings may help explain why women are more likely than men to develop chemical intolerance syndromes — when you notice and become irritated by odors present at very low levels.

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On Wine Bullshit: Some New Software?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The pretense that we shall be able to discern all those tastes and aromas is pure bullshit and only a bullshit artist can claim to be able to do that.

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The Dark Side of the Truffle Trade...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Description of truffle: “a combination of newly plowed soil, fall rain, burrowing earthworms and the pungent memory of lost youth and old love affairs.”

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How fair is fair trade wine?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Only about fifty wineries are fair trade-certified, all from South Africa, Argentina, and Chile. 

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The Robert Parker era comes to an end in Bordeaux as of of May 1st 2016...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The coverage of Bordeaux wines was previously the responsibility of Robert M. Parker Jr., who has reviewed every vintage ofBordeaux for the last 38 years, since he started the publication in 1978.

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Astringent mouthfeel of wine results from a lubrication failure in the mouth...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Astringency in wine is the drying, rough and puckering sensation that is experienced after tasting most red wines. The term 'smooth' is used by wine-writers to describe the pleasurable feeling of a high quality astringent sensation. Feeling is the operative word here, as although astringency is an in-mouth experience, it is a touch sensation not a taste as one might expect.

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NEW CO₂ SCRUBBING PROCESS IMPROVES THE AROMA AND TASTE OF WINES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A retired professor of medicine and amateur winemaker has invented a ground breaking new process which improves the aroma and taste of wines.....

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Merlot infused coffee ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 These merlot-infused beans make the perfect after-dinner brew. The 100% Arabica beans are aged in oak wine barrels for a unique profile of fresh, red berry flavors and subtle hints of currants and blackberries.

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FRENCH WINEMAKERS DRAIN SPANISH TANKERS...

 

 

 

 

  French fury means the wine from Spain goes mainly down the drain...

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Italians want their kids to learn about wine in school—and it’s actually a really good idea...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At age seven, I remember making white and red varieties, and waiting with my classmates for them to ferment into wine. They turned into vinegar—so we learned that grapes make wine and vinegar, too.

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From fine wine to lotteries: Blockchain tech takes off...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensors would continuously measure the temperature and humidity of the wine in transit, then if either fell below agreed levels as recorded in the smart contract, the purchase would be automatically cancelled.

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Blue Wine: A wine connoisseurs nightmare...???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 With over 70.000 bottles of their blue wine sold, the entrepreneurs...

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Do old vines really produce better wine?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Old” doesn’t necessarily mean very old in years, but more a state of balance between vigor and production.

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Thinking out of the bottle - Wine on tap...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine ordering a glass of wine at a bar and having it served at the perfect temperature and tasting consistently the same, time after time. 

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New Rules for Montalcino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Brunello di Montalcino, already among the highest-quality wine denominations in Italy, is updating its disciplinare (the rules governing wine production) to ensure that quality in the production zone remains at a level that will continue to justify its lofty reputation and price.. 

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Another case of alleged wine fraud...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Authentication expert links Hong Kong auction house to Rudy Kurniawan.

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Monsieur Paul Bocuse - the emperor of cuisine - turns 90 today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 He would always use fresh products, based on seasonal availability and regional traditions. 

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Australia is not the only country where this happens....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Private label wine masquerading as premium......

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We are not the same. There is no perfect wine. There is no right wine.

 

 

 

 

 Often they think the grape name is the region, or visa-versa, but they drink the wine, laugh with friends and have a good time.

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What makes a perfect wine list?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A really good wine list excites and challenges diners—but not too much.


 

 


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Italy has to believe in them and build an “Ego”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Italy’s fine wines quality-wise are on a par with France, but Italy has to believe in them and build an “Ego” to increase value and more concrete and effective marketing, mainly focusing on its heritage, unique in the world of vines. This is what one of the most influential wine signatures in the world, Robert Parker, said in an exclusive interview...

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