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A new report published by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory predicts wine production could decrease by 80 percent by the turn of the century. The report examined the vulnerability of the global wine industry to temperature fluctuations and climate change.
The Miracle Machine is creating a buzz in the wine world as a gadget that will turn water into wine in 3 days with the help of a smartphone app and basic ingredients that can be bought on Amazon and on the company’s website. The device is not for sale yet but co-founders Philip James [...]
A new technology, the optical grape sorter, is used to sort bad grapes from good grapes during harvesting is said to be the “cotton gin” of viticulture. The optical grape sorter cuts down the production labor significantly, allowing for resources to be invested elsewhere. Wine producers are not convinced that the investment is worth their [...]
Patrick Spencer, the director of the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance encourages wine producers to choose real corks to stopper wine bottles as opposed to using synthetic or aluminum alternatives. The long-term environmentally friendly effects are motivators for wine producers seeking to join the sustainable trend sweeping through the wine world.
In keeping with the general “Go Green” movement, demand for natural or organic wines are increasing. To be a natural wine, the viticulturist cannot use any chemicals in the vineyard, the grapes must be hand-harvested, and the wine itself must be made with natural yeasts and little to no sulfur, and unfiltered. The attraction of [...]