viticulture

Uruguay hosts nine Masters of Wine in attempt to broaden its appeal

A group of nine Masters of Wine visited Uruguay with the aim of learning about its viticulture. They visited wineries and tasted wines from different regions and were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the wines of the small South American country, writes Gabriela Zimmer.

‘We would prefer God to decide,’ says Almaviva winemaker

Such is the complexity of irrigation management in Chile’s Maipo Valley, Almaviva’s Michel Friou would rather leave the decisions to God.

Symingtons test vineyard robots

Port producers Symington Family Estates has helped trial a new robot, which has been designed to monitor vines in areas where human labour is in short supply.

Clonal selection not ideal for NZ Pinot Noir

Instead of parachuting in a highly-rated Pinot Noir clone into a vineyard, winemakers in New Zealand should use mass selection more readily to discover the vines that are already performing best in their own soils, believes winemaker Larry McKenna of Escarpment.

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February 4th, 2014

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