Wine

Hyperspectral camera and lighting system

Using digital technology to detect grape quality

By Rachel Arthur

Researchers at the Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) are trialling a new way to measure bunch rot and non-grape matter by using near infrared hyperspectral imaging at the weighbridge.

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Number of UK wine producers up 13%

By Rachel Arthur

The number of wine producers in the UK has grown by 13% in the last year, reaching a record high of 397 in 2016, with the trend for ‘boutique’ drinks driving growth.

Global wine production is expected to hit a 50-year low for 2017, according to the International Organization of Vine and Wine. ©GettyImages/neverest

Global wine production drops 8% and hits historical low in Europe

By Mary Ellen Shoup

By the end of 2017, global wine production is projected to register an 8.2% drop to 246.7 mhl compared to 2016, with the largest declines seen in the EU which recorded a 14% drop, says the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).

Vineyards of Bodega Garzon, a winery in Uruguay. Picture: Bodega Garzon

Vinexpo: guest article

Why Uruguay is one of the most exciting wine countries in South America

By Amanda Barnes, wine journalist

Uruguay is no doubt a small wine country. The human population is outnumbered four to one by cows and Uruguay produces less wine than Japan. Although it might be dwarfed by nearby wine countries Argentina and Chile in size and production, there are many...

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