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Mas de Daumas Gassac embraces horsepower

Languedoc estate Mas de Daumas Gassac has signalled a “new phase” in its viticultural work with the introduction of horse ploughing on its best vineyard plots.

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 1 Comment »

Creation pushing to make South African vineyards virus-free

South Africa’s farmers must work together on virus control if high-quality grape production is to be sustained, according to Carolyn Martin of Creation Wines.

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 No Comments »

Lack of grape security ‘a threat to SA wine’

A lack of grape security is the biggest threat to the future of South African wine, a leading estate producer has said.

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 No Comments »

Why the rhombus is vital to Prosecco’s history

The rhombus-shaped Bellussera vine training system is an integral part of the history of Prosecco – a history consumers should be made more aware of, insists one of the region’s leading producers.

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 No Comments »

Activists protest against Bordeaux pesticide use

Around 600 activists have taken to the streets in Bordeaux to protest against the use of pesticides by the region’s winegrowers.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 6 Comments »

App launched to assess vineyard disease

Two free apps have been launched to help viticulturists digitally assess the impact of powdery mildew on grapes and guide canopy management.

Thursday, January 7th, 2016 1 Comment »

Central Otago ‘on same journey as Burgundy’

Central Otago is progressing towards ‘Burgundification’, with a growing focus on individual vineyard parcels and vine clones, according to one of the region’s most respected viticulturists.

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 3 Comments »

Montes to try ‘dry farming’ in Mendoza

Chile’s Aurelio Montes is to try growing grapes at his Argentine estate without any irrigation from the start of this year’s growing season.

Monday, August 24th, 2015 No Comments »

Amarone improved by pergola training

Masi is turning back the viticultural clock and converting its Valpolicella vineyards to the traditional pergola training system to improve berry quality for its Amarones.

Monday, July 13th, 2015 No Comments »

Strength in maturity? A look at old vines

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.

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 No Comments »

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