Wine Industry

RayZyn lets grapes hang on the vine past the time they would typically be harvested for winemaking, and dries them to create a new 'superfood snack.' Pic: Getty Images/bmdesign

RayZyn draws on otherwise wasted wine grapes for a superfood snack

By Kristine Sherred

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.

Rather than steel tanks, the GoFermentor ferments inside disposable, biodegradable plastic bags.

Can winemaking go tankless and water-free?

By Beth Newhart

Wineries struggle with massive water waste during production, which is particularly hard on urban-based and small startup winemakers. The self-contained GoFermentor system wants to change that.

Pic:Getty/Victorcap

Canadian university to create wine consumer lab

By Rachel Arthur

Canada’s Brock University is to create the world’s first augmented reality, virtual reality and sensory reality consumer wine lab; which will explore how drinkers chose the wine they drink and buy.

Wine industry contributes $220bn to US economy

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Wine industry contributes $220bn to US economy

By Rachel Arthur

The wine industry contributes $219.9bn to the US economy a year, making it a ‘major economic engine’, according to Wine America. The industry also provides nearly a million direct jobs.

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