Grapevine & Wine07/04/2014

Biondi Santi and Chateau d'Yquem take the Vinitaly International Award 2014

The awards will be presented during the Gala Evening in Palazzo della Gran Guardia prior to the opening of Vinitaly. The same occasion will also see the announcement of the winners of the Communicator of the Year Award

di S. C.
Grapevine & Wine03/03/2014

New international rules for food safety and wine

The sector has thus turned to the OIV to obtain harmonised responses that guarantee the protection of consumer health and contribute to the food safety of vitivinicultural products

di S. C.
Grapevine & Wine03/02/2014

OIV 2014: An Organisation looking towards the future

Together with the Vice-presidents of the OIV, Yves Bénard and Monika Christmann, the OIV's Director General Jean Marie Aurand presented the Organisation's goals on his behalf and on the behalf of the President, Claudia Quini, to assembled diplomats, government representatives and professionals from the viticulture sector

di S. C.

Grapevine & Wine03/02/2014

What's the link between classical music and fine wine?

Wine writers sometimes compare wines to pieces of music, a particular musical style or artist, or even to specific musical parameters. the results of the two experiments reported here suggest that people (social drinkers) share a number of crossmodal associations when it comes to pairing wines and music. Furthermore, listening to the appropriate classical music can enhance the overall experience associated with drinking wine

di Graziano Alderighi
Grapevine & Wine06/01/2014

How much bulk wine travel around the world? Despite the crisis, business is increasing

Sales of bulk wine have now reached 39% of international trade in the sector, growing by 61% in the period 2005-2012. Slight setback for the decline in production only in Europe but is expected to recover in coincidence with the good performance of the vintage 2013

di R. T.
Grapevine & Wine02/12/2013

Champagne for Christmas? But can you recognize the blend of grapes?

Champagnes are composed of white and/or red wine grapes. Their relative proportions are thought to contribute to a sparkling wine’s distinctive flavour profile. Dosage and alcohol content appear to be the two attributes that tasters rely on when judging the contribution that different grape types make to the distinctive flavour of a sparkling wine

di Graziano Alderighi

Grapevine & Wine02/12/2013

Positive outlook for California wine harvest

Following a warm and dry spring with near ideal conditions for bringing grapes to maturity, the harvest was remarkably smooth and wineries are at capacity and working with some very high quality winegrapes, according to the California Wine Institut

di S. C.
Grapevine & Wine01/07/2013

How the storytelling can add value to wines

Te use of a vineyard's storytelling helps to better understand the position of each vintage in a niche and luxury market. There is a link between the price level of the wine and the style of the corporate storytelling

di R. T.
Grapevine & Wine03/06/2013

World consumers love wine also for its health benefits

Two studies, in Australia, South Korea and Usa, indicate that wine preference is related to educational, health and lifestyle characteristics. $11–$19 was the preferred price range for both groups

di Graziano Alderighi

Grapevine & Wine03/06/2013

An eco-friendly and low environmental impact wine. This is the future challange

The global GHG contribution of winemaking results at 153 kg CO2/tone and 235 kg CO2/tone for the vineyard and winery respectively

di R. T.
Grapevine & Wine06/05/2013

To preserve quality of grapes harvested by machines

Many negative effects of mechanical harvesting of grapes are attributed to damage and subsequent leakage of juice, often accentuated by high time between harvest and processing as well as high temperature

di R. T.
Grapevine & Wine01/04/2013

2012 was the Annus Orribilis for global economic vitiviniculture

World wine production in 2012 is estimated at 250.9 Mhl, which is a very low level, particularly for the European Union, due to the reduction in vineyards and the poor weather conditions. In the same period wine exports reached a volume of more than 100 Mhl

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Grapevine & Wine01/04/2013

Water status afflicts grape quality and wine phenolic composition

In semi-arid areas, which are rapidly expanding, check the relationship between alcohol, acidity but also anthocyanins, flavonols and polymeric pigments. Irrigation and thinning the key factors

di R. T.
Grapevine & Wine04/02/2013

What's happen wine during transport and storage?

The researchs of the Purdue University suggest that some wines were exposed to heat during transport that corresponded to an added bottle age between 1 and 18 months when compared with conventional cellar storage

di S. C.

Grapevine & Wine04/02/2013

Wine market forecast to 2016: consumption expected to rise by over 2 billion

Global wine consumption is set to rise by 5.3% to 2016, according to the IWSR study for Vinexpo on the world wine market. By 2016, wine drinkers worldwide should be supping a staggering 34.481 billion bottles of wine

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Grapevine & Wine07/01/2013

Flavor fluctuations caused by different microbes even in same vineyard

Researchers from South Afgrica discovered that small differences between vines, such as in temperature or sun exposure, could significantly alter the composition of the fungal community on grape surfaces

di R. T.
Grapevine & Wine05/11/2012

Less wine for everyone: world production back to levels of 1975

A jump back mainly due to reductions registered in the European Union, decreased of 9% compared to 2011. Italy is better than the EU average and France. Remains high, however, the grow rate of vineyards in the southern hemisphere and the United States

di Graziano Alderighi