A study that has shown how genetic differences in a single microbe can help to produce the variations in taste and odour between wines from different regions, could have much wider implications for food, researchers believe.
After a false start in the three years to 2010, it looks as if wine in pouches could be back for a second ‘bite of the grape’, with retailer Asda and brands Echo Falls and Arniston Bay championing the format.
Chr Hansen has launched a product designed to enable winemakers to manage malolactic fermentation in high-pH, high-alcohol wines without producing biogenic amines such as histamine during fermentation.
If corks continue to bob out of the wine aisle in the face of fierce competition from screwtop bottle closures, it is at least, in part, because of recent innovation and differentiation in metal closure technology – from smoother finishes to tamper evidence.
New Zealand’s wine producers are planning to scale back production over the next eight years to 2019 in an attempt to reduce annual surpluses and restore the premium they have traditionally enjoyed over other countries’ wines.