A method to position a simple strip  trial to improve trial efficiency and  maximise the value of vineyard  variability for decision-makingA method to position a simple strip trial to improve trial efficiency and maximise the value of vineyard variability for decision-making

20 Jan, 2023

A method to position a simple strip trial to improve trial efficiency and maximise the value of vineyard variability for decision-making Xinxin Song1, Robert G.V. Bramley1,2 and Katherine J. Evans1 1 Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, University of Tasmania ABSTRACT The main difficulties grapegrowers and consultants face in obtaining robust trial results include time and labour to collect data and land variability that confounds trial results. Spatial approaches that use whole-field designs, sensing technologies and geostatistical analysis enable more efficient data collection and account for the impact of spatial variation on crop responses while generating statistically robust results. However, the practical...
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Wine on social media
Wine on social media

15 Jan, 2023

Wine on social media: retailers and companies are the most followed profiles, critics and consortia are far behind. Wine Opinions: two out of three wine lovers follow wineries, only 1 out of 4 criticizes them. Instagram is very popular among the under 40s. The relationship between wine and social media is structured in a complex way while by nature it is also complicated. The reason is actually rather simple as it is probably the most fragmented productive sector in the world, counting tens of thousands of players, hundreds of thousands of products, hundreds of global brands, dozens of territories and,...
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New classification adopted for Saint-Émilion wines
New classification adopted for Saint-Émilion wines

03 Jan, 2023

Approved by decree at the very end of 2022, the list of 85 classified growths of the right bank of Bordeaux can still be challenged in court for the next two months; levelling three months after the decision of the national committee of AOC wines Signed by the Ministers of Economy and Agriculture, the decree approving the 2022 classification of Saint-Émilion wines was published on December 22 in the Official Journal. It validates the classification of 85 châteaux adopted on September 8 by the national committee of AOP wines of the National Institute of Origin and Quality (INAO), and, contrary...
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South Africa would harvest less in 2023, in a complicated trade context
South Africa would harvest less in 2023, in a complicated trade context

12 Dec, 2022

The first official estimates point to a South African harvest down compared to 2022, due in part to generally drier weather conditions this year. Some parts of South Africa had a good season with excellent sanitary conditions, but below-average rainfall, hence the forecast for a lower harvest for 2023 - photo credit: Pixabay n the first of its four harvest forecasts, South African trade body Vinpro, in collaboration with Sawis, estimates that production is expected to decline slightly next year compared to 2022. Based on feedback from wine advisors and producers, Vinpro points to a "healthy but dry" season. Conrad...
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Wine consumption in Greece recovers, up 39.94% in 2021/2022 compared to 2020/2021.
Wine consumption in Greece recovers, up 39.94% in 2021/2022 compared to 2020/2021.

08 Dec, 2022

Wine consumption in Greece recovers, up 39.94% in 2021/2022 compared to 2020/2021.Wine consumption in Greece "returned" to normal levels in the 2021/2022 wine season (period from 1/8/2021 to 31/7/2022), since according to the processing of the wine balance data by KEOSOE, wine consumption for this period is recorded at 2,803 thousand hl.Wine consumption in 2021/2022 shows an increase of 39.94% compared to the previous period 2020/2021 (2,003 thousand hl), a period in which the impact of the covid 19 pandemic was decisive for the second consecutive year. Given the negative impact of the pandemic, wine consumption in 2021/2022 shows an...
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