Winemakers have been preoccupied with the storage of wine since time immemorial: In earlier times, people transported and kept the precious liquid in more or less suitable containers, – such as earthenware jugs, amphorae or leather sacks. Those who had the means opted for wooden barrels, which were more durable and also better to transport than fragile jugs. Today, barrique...
Category: Wine – Growing and Making
Trust is good, but control is better. It does, however, apply particularly well to food and beverages: After all, the temptation to cheat looms large with manufacturers. When it comes to wine, inspections ensure the favorite drink of Bacchus complies with regulations.
Economical business: The term “efficiency culture” is important when it comes to optimizing work and production processes within a company. This applies to the business economy, to wine cellars of all sizes, and to agricultural wine farms, wine estates and cooperatives. Industry 4.0 provides an opportunity to streamline work processes with networked machines.
By its nature, wine contains a good bit of energy from the sun. At the same time, producing and transporting it requires a great deal of conventional energy. For years, wine producers have been striving for sustainability and attempting to put cost-saving solutions into practice.
All around the world, the production, trade and consumption of wine is growing. This trend for wine trade can mainly be attributed to the further liberalization of trade and certain international agreements. New wine exporters are popping up all the time on both sides of the Pacific, which is great news for SIMEI@drinktec exhibitors. After all, these various producer countries...
In many cases, consumers decide whether or not to purchase a product based on the brand. But that does not completely apply to the world of wine. That is because many consumers are not familiar with wine brands. The decision to buy is often based on other criteria.
An item’s dressing and packaging are essential for product marketing, and labeling plays a central role. It must meet many more requirements than it would appear at first sight.
They say that even water has taste, so given the more than 500 known aromas, can wine be any different? The question is, what do we taste, where does taste come from, and how do wine aromas differ from one another?
“Maréchal Foch”, “Regent”, “Solaris”: Perhaps you’ve heard of them or maybe even given them a try? These unusual names denote fungus-resistant grape varieties, affectionately nicknamed PIWIs. They are more abundant than many people would think and have many advantages over traditional grape varieties. Despite this they remain largely unknown on the market.
There are only three countries in the world with wine markets that are larger than that of Germany: the US, France and Italy. All three countries have significant winemaking industries. However, in contrast to Germany, the populations of those countries prefer to drink domestic wines. The French and the Italians in particular are very patriotic when it comes to wine...