08. August 2018
Which grape variety is the World's favorite? Not what you think! Would you be surprised if I told you that the most grown grape variety in the world is Kyoho? Probably. That is because all grapes are not grown for winemaking. Some are destined to be table grapes or to be dried or to be turned into grape juice. For these purposes, entirely different varieties are used. Most common are Kyoho in China and Sultanina in the US. Some rare ones are used for both wine and for eating, such as Muscat and...
31. July 2018
Champagne is facing its fourth August harvest in the past 15 years as the recent heatwave continues – but 2018 could turn out to be an ‘iconic’ vintage, with quality described as ‘very promising’ so far. Click right to read on
17. July 2018
European wine production has fallen by 14.6pc last year because of ‘adverse weather conditions’, according to global industry trade group OIV... Click right to Read on.........
07. July 2018
David Robertshaw, a social worker from McLaren Vale, is the brains behind Wine Baa – a plastic snout that can be attached to grazing sheep to protect low-hanging fruit while retaining the benefit of using sheep to tend vineyards. Click to Read On....
30. June 2018
Disruption is the new political norm, with fundamental changes in consumer behaviour fuelling an ongoing global decrease in personal alcohol consumption, according to the latest research from Wine Intelligence. Click to Read On...
16. June 2018
What’s really the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? Syrah and Shiraz? Zinfandel and Primitivo? While these may be the same grape varieties with different names, local terroir can change their flavor more than you think. Learn how it works. Click to Read On....
09. June 2018
At low levels acetaldehyde can contribute pleasant fruity aromas to a wine, however, at higher levels the aroma is considered a defect and is reminiscent of rotten-apples. The threshold in wine ranges between 100-125 mg/L. Click to Read On
02. June 2018
Heartbreaking news has emerged from the Bordeaux wine region: violent hailstorms have ravaged hundreds of vineyards. Thousands of hectares of vines have been destroyed, with some winemakers losing 100% of their harvest. Click right to read on...
18. May 2018
Like a book, do we judge a bottle of wine by its cover? Semiotics—how meaning is created and communicated through signs and symbols—is increasingly of dark-art interest to many wine makers and marketers. Click to Read On
04. May 2018
Sulfites or sulfur dioxide is a fruit preservative widely used in dried fruits as well as wine. It is also produced by the human body at the level of about 1000 mg (milligrams) per day. Click to Read on

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