The growing snack company – a phoenix rising from the devastating California wildfires in 2017 – dries wine grapes (and sometimes coats them in chocolate) to create a fruit snack with more antioxidants than their traditional counterpart.
Scientists have identified genes expressed in grapevine roots that limit the amount of sodium that reach berries – a discovery that could ‘significantly accelerate’ the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines.
Wine grape production is projected to increase by over 5 per cent
to 1.93 million tonnes over the two years to 2006-07, according to
a new report that goes against industry opinion that slowing
exports could lead to a red wine glut.