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Wine and spirits - Articles and news items

Berry wine, minus the alcohol, may offer help for those with diabetes

Industry news  •  2 November 2016  •  University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Blueberries, and berries in general, are among foods labelled as “diabetes superfoods” by the American Association of Diabetes…

How To Fly A Spitfire: the newest gin on the block on playing the long game with the drink of choice

Blogs  •  27 October 2016  •  Denise France, Spitfire Heritage Gin

People are falling in love again and the passion for gin doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. Denise France, CEO Spitfire Heritage Gin talks us through the gin revolution…

The global diversity of distilled spirits

Issue 5 2016  •  14 October 2016  •  Paul Hughes, Assistant Professor of Distilling, Oregon State University

Paul Hughes, Assistant Professor of Distilling, Oregon State University gives us an excellent insight into the diffusion and diversity of spirits…

Wine and wastewater: How to optimise sludge treatment

Industry news  •  10 October 2016  •  Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft detail the challenges of wine wastewater treatment, articulating the importance of adaptation to the surrounding environment…

Microbes in grape juice may predict flavour metabolites in wine

Industry news  •  14 June 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The microbial mix found in grape juice during the winemaking process may help shape the terroir of a finished wine, report food scientists…

Exports of UK gin, beer and wine to USA reach a record £361 million

Industry news  •  26 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

Enough gin to pour 580 million gin and tonics was enjoyed in the US last year as exports rose 9% to a record £159 million…

EFSA calls for more data on sulphites to ‘fully confirm’ safety

Industry news  •  15 April 2016  •  Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

EFSA recommends that the temporary group acceptable daily intake for sulphites should be re-evaluated within five years when new data is available…

Blood analysis technology used to monitor the maturation of wine

Industry news  •  30 March 2016  •  Victoria White

A portable device that uses blood technology to monitor wine as it matures has been developed by a team of students from Université Paris-Saclay…

UK wine industry pledges to increase exports to over £30m by 2020

Industry news  •  4 March 2016  •  Victoria White

UK wine producers are pledging a tenfold increase in exports by 2020, announced Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss…

Pumping technology for the wine cellar: Modified progressing cavity pumps used to convey wine and mash sensitively

Featured news  •  1 December 2015  •  NETZSCH Pumpen & Systeme GmbH

Wine is one of the most sensitive drinks in the world. Even small disturbances during production can significantly reduce the quality…

Diageo sells its wine interests in Argentina to Grupo Peñaflor

Industry news  •  5 November 2015  •  Victoria White

The sale includes the Navarro Correas and San Telmo wine brands, together with production sites and vineyards…

Diageo sells its wine business to Treasury Wine Estates

Industry news  •  14 October 2015  •  Victoria White

The sales agreement relates to the US-based Chateau and Estate Wines and the UK-based Percy Fox businesses…

R-Biopharm Rhône’s Rida Cube Scan monitors wine safety

Industry news  •  12 October 2015  •  Victoria White

When used in conjunction with enzymatic tests, the Rida Cube Scan that detects organic acids, sugars and sulphite in wine which are indicators of wine quality…

Study finds arsenic in many American red wines

Industry news  •  9 October 2015  •  Victoria White

A study that tested 65 wines from America’s top four wine-producing states has found all but one have arsenic levels that exceed what’s allowed in drinking water…

UCL researchers use AI to improve fine wine price prediction

Industry news  •  6 August 2015  •  Victoria White

The price fluctuation of fine wine can now be predicted more accurately using a novel artificial intelligence approach developed by researchers at UCL…

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