Posts tagged with "Winecellar"



20. July 2017
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. Read On.....
06. June 2017
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. Read On.....
22. May 2017
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. Read On.....
12. April 2017
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. Read On.....
26. March 2017
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. Read On.....
10. March 2017
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. Read On.....
27. February 2017
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. Read On.....
20. February 2017
The scientists then – naturally – gave them an easy-to-spell name: quercotriterpenosides. Read On.....
11. February 2017
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. Read On.....
02. February 2017
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. Read On.....

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