Electronic tongue can detect white wine spoilage before humans canElectronic tongue can detect white wine spoilage before humans can

22 Apr, 2024

by Sara Zaske, Washington State University The electronic tongue or "e-tongue" housed at the Washington State University Sensory Science Center. A research team led by WSU Food Scientist Carolyn Ross found that the e-tongue detected white wine "faults" or spoilage a full month before a human sensory panel noticed the change in aroma. Credit: Washington State University While the electronic tongue bears little physical resemblance to its namesake, the strand-like sensory probes of the "e-tongue" still outperformed human senses when detecting contaminated wine in a recent study. In an experiment at Washington State University, the e-tongue identified signs of microorganisms...
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What’s Ahead for Wine and Artificial Intelligence?
What’s Ahead for Wine and Artificial Intelligence?

02 Apr, 2024

Source: By Mike Veseth, The Wine Economist About half the hands in the room shot skywards and I was surprised. I was at the License to Steal national wine marketing workshop that took place alongside the Eastern Winery Expo in Syracuse, New York, last month and the topic was artificial intelligence (AI). We had just seen a presentation about the role of AI in the wine business and Donniella Winchell was leading the follow-up discussion. How many people were already using AI to help them create content for marketing, social media, and other purposes? The answer was a lot and...
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First Aluminum Wine Bottle by Bogle winery
First Aluminum Wine Bottle by Bogle winery

11 Mar, 2024

The Californian winery Bogle has just launched its ElementAl range packaged in an aluminium bottle. Only available in the United States, this product offers significant benefits on the carbon footprint without affecting the conservation of the wine. Importers are scrambling to find a way around. grams, "so 80% lighter than a standard glass bottle, but also 80 boxes of 12 per pallet instead of 56, for an infinitely recyclable material", Jody Bogle is proud to list the advantages of the 75 cl aluminium bottle that her eponymous Californian winery is launching on the occasion of this 2024 edition of Prowein....
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From Yellow Jersey to Blue Bin: Wine Bottle Innovation Steps Up
From Yellow Jersey to Blue Bin: Wine Bottle Innovation Steps Up

29 Feb, 2024

Last week’s Wine Economist stressed the need to adapt to changing wine market conditions and to embrace innovations as part of that process. However, innovations are not always readily accepted (often rightly so). There is often the fear that change will simply ruin whatever good or service is being considered. Curse of the Paperback Novel The economist Paul Krugman likes to point to an innovation in the publishing industry that was initially met with fear and alarm. It will be the end of publishing and literature as we know it, critics said. What was the next big thing that got...
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Tips for vinifying a Bordeaux that sells
Tips for vinifying a Bordeaux that sells

12 Sep, 2023

To meet the expectations of the entry-level market for light wines, two Bordeaux consultants recommend that winegrowers harvest at technological maturity. In the cellar, they recommend limiting extractions. Between €5 and €8, Bordeaux consumers are looking for wines that are easy to drink. "To vinify these more technological products, winegrowers must in a vintage like 2023 have the courage to abandon the ambition to produce products with a noble tannic structure and revealing their terroirs," says Romain Bocchio, consultant at Derenoncourt. He recommends harvesting at less mature periods, and, in the cellar, infusing rather than extracting, a "less difficult and...
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What happens if your wine cooler is unplugged in a heatwave?
What happens if your wine cooler is unplugged in a heatwave?

14 Jul, 2023

Does switching off your wine cooler or fridge in the middle of a heatwave mean the end of the road for some of your favourite bottles, or impact on their ability to age? Not necessarily, say experts. by Chris Mercer July 4, 2023 Credit: Mike Ford / Alamy Stock Photo A Decanter reader in the UK said their Swisscave wine cooler was turned off for nine days during a heatwave, with temperatures hitting 30 degrees Celsius at certain times. They said the fridge is in a first-floor flat but not in direct sunlight. What might be the long-term effects on...
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Vineyard Platform 2.0 for the optimisation of the Art of Viticulture with low-cost cutting-edge technologies
Vineyard Platform 2.0 for the optimisation of the Art of Viticulture with low-cost cutting-edge technologies

23 Jun, 2023

IKnowHow, one of the leading technology and software companies in Greece, organized a workshop dedicated to precision viticulture, where it presented the latest developments in agricultural technology, with special emphasis on the innovative solution "Oenolytics".The workshop, which brought together experts from the viticulture sector and technology in general, took place on Thursday, June 22 at the Markou Wine Museum. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas on the latest developments in viticulture technology, learn about best practices in the sector and explore cutting-edge solutions that can transform vineyard operations and farming in general in Europe. The highlight of...
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France’s Concours Lépine awards an extreme temperature sensor for bottles of wine
France’s Concours Lépine awards an extreme temperature sensor for bottles of wine

23 May, 2023

In the beginning was a bottle of Château Margaux. Breton sommelier Tegwen Naveos, who sells the Médoc Premier Grand Cru Classé, recalls that “the buyer paid little attention to what might happen to his wines and left the bottles in the boot of his car parked in full sunshine for several hours. I broke out into a cold sweat!” The entrepreneur, who points out that “you never know what a bottle of wine has been through during its lifetime, especially after several decades and multiple owners”, dedicated ten years of his life to creating Beaucarnea. The device looks like a...
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New technology removes undesirable aromas during winemaking
New technology removes undesirable aromas during winemaking

17 May, 2023

A new ‘smart surface’ has been shown to successfully remove unwanted sulfur aromas from wine, opening up new opportunities for Australian winemakers. Developed by scientists from the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) and Flinders University, with funding from Wine Australia and in-kind support from Flinders University, the technology is based on applying a thin plasma polymer coating to a surface and then immobilising nanoparticles on that surface, which then bind strongly to sulfur compounds in wine. Trials of the new surface, recently published in the journal npj Science of Food, removed up to 45% of free hydrogen sulfide from wine...
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BERNARD ANGELRAS "Innovation is at the heart of agroecology in the vineyards"
BERNARD ANGELRAS "Innovation is at the heart of agroecology in the vineyards"

16 Mar, 2023

For Bernard Angelras things are clear: faced with issues related to climate change, it is necessary to observe, research, innovate, and but also to support winegrowers, explains the president of the IFV. "If there are moments that mark in a profession, today we live one!" - photo credit: IFV Three things are important to respond to the consequences of global warming: understanding climate issues but also societal expectations, imagining solutions to the problems, convincing as many actors as possible." says Bernard Angelras, president of the French Institute of Vine and Wine (IFV), re-elected at the International Agricultural Show on March...
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QANOPEE: An investment for the future of Burgundy wines
QANOPEE: An investment for the future of Burgundy wines

21 Jan, 2023

QANOPEE (QuArt NOrd-Est PreMultiplication collectivE) is the name of a major and innovative project for Burgundy wines. Indeed, the search for quality and an irreproachable health guarantee of vine plants has led the three Beaujolais, Champagne and Burgundy inter-professional associations to invest in a project to produce plant material, grafts and rootstocks, in confined, bioclimatic greenhouses. This type of greenhouse is a novelty for the production of vine plants. QANOPEE is the first investment of its kind made by inter-professional organisations. It will be located in Champagne in the town of Blancs-Coteaux (OGER's business area) south of Epernay. It is...
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Vignerons des Terres Secrètes and Nuiton-Beaunoy coop launch the bottle deposit!
Vignerons des Terres Secrètes and Nuiton-Beaunoy coop launch the bottle deposit!

18 Jan, 2023

The two Bourgogne wineries have taken a new step in the ambitious Cerço project by launching, in collaboration with the company "J'aime mes Bouteilles", the deposit and reuse of bottles. These are the first consigned bottles of Bourgogne wines! The Cerço range is the result of an eco-design and collaboration work carried out by 25 employees of the wineries. Its purpose is to promote the cuvées "In conversion to Organic Agriculture" and "Certified in Organic Agriculture" from the 14 winegrowers who are members of the wineries. The 2 wineries are also labeled Vignerons Engagés. The deposit and reuse project for...
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A greeting card... full of wine: here is the NFT "2023 - The Italian Toast"
A greeting card... full of wine: here is the NFT "2023 - The Italian Toast"

26 Dec, 2022

Three different collections of Italian fine wines, in limited edition, designed by the Italian Wine Crypto Bank for the end-of-year holidays Someone, especially among those who are older, will remember the times, not too far away, when close to Christmas the mailbox was stormed by cards and greeting cards, friends and relatives, near and far. A habit now lost, replaced by the immediacy of an email or a message, which comes back into vogue in a whole new form, and decidedly technological. That of greeting cards in NFT, with signature wines as Christmas gifts. It is called "2023 - The...
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When wine corks turn into ice buckets
When wine corks turn into ice buckets

02 Dec, 2022

The supplier Vinventions collects its caps to make ice buckets. They are distributed by the company Italesse, specialized in wine service products. For more than ten years, Vinventions has been collecting its corks in its main markets. "We built up a considerable stock of used caps and wanted to recycle them into a product that would make sense to our customers. This is where the idea of creating an ice bucket was born," explains Stéphane Vidal, Managing Director Europe of Vinventions, in a press release. To carry out this circular economy project, the cork maker has partnered with Retorno, a...
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The wine sector between the urgency of adaptation and the prudence of adoption
The wine sector between the urgency of adaptation and the prudence of adoption

29 Nov, 2022

At the opening of the Vinitech exhibition in Bordeaux, the challenge is to reconcile the technical solutions that exist to meet climate and societal challenges while preserving the economic and philosophical model of the signs of quality. Recalling that the wine sector chooses to "put innovation at the heart of the debate" in the face of climate change, Bernard Angelras stresses that "we could even make it a slogan: we innovate to stay". - photo credit: Alexandre Abellan (Vitisphere) his was the key word of this inauguration of the twenty-ninth Vinitech-Sifel exhibition on November 29 in Bordeaux. First a time...
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Innovative news from France. The deposit of wine bottles delivered to your home
Innovative news from France. The deposit of wine bottles delivered to your home

14 Nov, 2022

Innovative news from France Offering a complete solution to consumers to reuse their glass bottles, the start-up Le Fourgon is developing an ambitious network in French cities. We bring the milkman's tour up to date! "summarizes Louise Motte, the marketing manager of the Van. Created in April 2021 in the North, the start-up delivers to your home a case of returnable bottles of milk, sodas, fruit juices, beers, wines, etc. This case recovered on demand, during a new delivery or not, with the refund of the 5 € deposit for 12 bottles, which are cleaned and checked in their solidity...
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Paris Packaging week 2022
Paris Packaging week 2022

06 May, 2022

  After a digital edition in 2021 and a postponement from January2022 to June2022, Paris Packaging Week is becoming the most highly anticipated event within the industry! World-leading brands and suppliers from the beauty, premium drinks, and aerosol and dispensing sectors are already securing their tickets to be in spired and define the future of their businesses. Read the details here: https://www.parispackagingweek.com/en/pld/      
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The wine sector’s contribution to carbon neutrality with ‘Objectif Climat’
The wine sector’s contribution to carbon neutrality with ‘Objectif Climat’

21 Feb, 2022

The French wine industry is greatly impacted by climate change and thus fully committed to an environmental approach. As part of France’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, the Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB) has teamed up with Adelphe to jointly develop, by the end of the first half of 2022, a methodology that will pinpoint the action required to achieve carbon neutrality in the wine sector: Objectif Climat. The carbon audits carried out over the past few years by various inter-branch organisations in the wine industry demonstrate that packaging represents between 30 and 40% of the carbon emitted by...
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Is it the end for glass wine bottles ?
Is it the end for glass wine bottles ?

16 Feb, 2022

Location: HALL 6 - On! > 6 H 192 - Les Wine TalksFree entryOrganised by VinexposiumFrench / English A round-table discussion to understand the reasons why British and American wine writers have become increasingly vocal against heavy glass bottles and how alternative packaging to glass is sometimes perceived as the preferred option for entry-level wines.SpeakersAnne BURCHETT - UK Wine Market Expert (Moderator) Jancis ROBINSON MW - Wine Writer and Founder of JancisRobinson.comAleesha HANSEL - Wine WriterOliver LEA - Co-Founder and MD BIB Wine, Co-Founder Wine Traders for Alternative Formats OrganisationSophie WOLFF - Directrice déléguée d’AdelpheMelianthe LEEMAN - Global Marketing Director...
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The official app for OIV events, download on now!
The official app for OIV events, download on now!

14 Feb, 2022

The OIV app is now available for download on the App Store and the Google Play Store ! ? This is the official app for OIV events. The International Organisation of Vine and Wine is the scientific and technical reference for the vitivinicultural sector. Access all live events by downloading the free of charge app. You can also find all the replays of the virtual and hybrid events held by the OIV as well as useful resources on topics related to the vine and wine sector. Press conferences?, journeys arounds vines?, webinars?, symposium on digitalisation and many more events to...
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