Old-age vines divide the winemaking world, both in terms of the cost/benefit ratio and recent New World moves to formalise this otherwise informal aspect of viticulture, writes Sally Easton MW.
Australian researchers have offered a glimpse of a future that could see viticulturalists do much of their work remotely, thanks to three new pieces of technology.
A researcher at Melbourne University is training sniffer dogs to detect pests and diseases in vineyards, including the dreaded phylloxera.
The ownership of vineyards will become a key competitive advantage for Champagne houses in the near future, believes the CEO of Bollinger.
A 100-year plan to preserve and develop sustainable agriculture in California’s Sonoma County well into the 22nd century has been launched.
While many changes are taking place within Chile to improve grape quality, it is the increasingly extreme plantings that is the most remarkable development.
Winemakers must prepare themselves for increased warming and greater extremes, a viticultural research climatologist has warned.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared an “agricultural disaster” in 19 upstate New York counties following a “long and bitter” cold winter.
If you are looking to boost your knowledge of grapes, brush up on your wine regions and become a wine aficionado, these essential wine education books are sure to help you on your way.
Viticultural conditions in China make fine wine production difficult and bulk wine production expensive, according to Li Demei, vice general secretary of the China Wine Association.
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