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The Effects of Wine Bottle Closure Type on Perceived Wine Quality

By Becca Yeamans of The Academic Wino.

How a winery chooses to close a bottle of wine depends on a variety of factors, from function to consumer perception/marketing. While natural cork closures…

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Back to the future – exciting and scary innovations in the wine industry

Written by Geena Whiting.

The industry we have committed ourselves to is forever expanding and growing. New ideas and innovations are on every horizon and the horizon is broad. Climb aboard the DeL…

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Pruning Competition 2018

A short while ago, a discrete class pruning challenge was presented to us, wherein we each had to prune a row of what seemed like Shiraz vines gone rogue. After many hours (yes, some of us even took a…

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Meet Stuart Botha, winemaker at Tokara

Q.  When and where were you born ? 

“I was born in Durban, South Africa in 1985.”

Q.  Where did you study and what qualifications do you have ? 

“I studied winemaking and viticult…

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Mix it up with wine mixers

Written by Geena Whiting. 

To some it may seem sacrilegious to mix wine with anything, yet for others the mixing of  red  wine with cola is standard practice. Although I myself fit into the firs…

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Grapevine Shoot Chips: A Novel Alternative to Oak Chips in Winemaking

The use of oak barrels in wine fermentation and aging increases wine aromatic complexity and improves overall quality. Despite a higher price tag, this technique is often used for red and some white…

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California 2012 Harvest Update

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Mother Nature smiled upon the California wine harvest this year with a bountiful crop of amazing quality which...

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Measuring Sugar in Wine

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Are you using the correct tool for your specific application? What’s the difference between a refractometer,...

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Are you walking the fine line between phenolic maturity & ripeness of grapes at harvest and what role does thi...

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