Thunderstorms, drought periods, forest fires: Climate change can be felt in almost all areas of life – and viticulture is no exception. Winegrowers need to adapt to new conditions, as the changes to climate and weather conditions have a direct impact on grapevines planted in vineyard parcels, sometimes even with serious consequences.
In red wine production, a number of factors go into shaping each wine’s individual character. Key parameters include the location and climate of the vineyard, grape variety and methods of cultivation, ripeness of the grapes, timing of the harvest, approach to pressing the grapes, and, lastly, aging of the wine.
One of the current challenges for a dairy’s production manager is the increasingly small batch sizes of products during the...
With a population of more than 58 million, South Africa is the richest country
and largest beer producer and consumer on the African continent. But the South African beer industry’s growth has been muted for the last few years on account of sluggish economic growth. Yet, the country remains one of the most interesting global beer markets with a strong dominance of two major players.
With a population of nearly 1.30 billion, India offers immense opportunities for domestic and international beverage companies. The Indian non-alcoholic beverage market has grown steadily over the years. However, much like the other markets, demand for carbonated beverages has stagnated. Packaged juices, water, energy and health drinks have taken a huge share from carbonated soft drinks.
The method is nothing new and yet it seems like the brilliant idea was discovered just yesterday: “Pét-nat,” a centuries-old winemaking method that produces a more-or-less sparking wine usually clouded by yeast.
The German adage says it all: “Good health starts in your gut.” This means one thing in particular: The more stable your digestive tract, the better armed your body is to fight off disease. The German Society of Nutrition recommends 30 grams of fiber per day. Just about everyone now knows that fiber is healthful and good for the digestive tract, but people generally continue to eat a lot of low-fiber foods.
Food scandals and production errors by food manufacturers are prompting the dairy industry to strengthen protections in their supply chains. Always in the public spotlight, the dairy industry faces significant competitive pressure as well consumers’ demands for safety and transparency. These factors make it essential for this industry to achieve reliable supply chain management to ensure transparency, efficiency, control and safety.
The market for rum has grown vigorously in recent years both worldwide and in Germany with the premium price segment, in particular, expanding steadily. The variety of spirits is also a major factor in rum’s success.