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  • Wine lovers trend toward digital reliance
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:44 am

    In the 2021 National Liquor News Industry Leaders Forum, Bryan Fry, CEO of Pernod Ricard Winemakers, talked about the role of technology and how it contributes to adaptability post-pandemic. Source: The Shout The post Wine lovers trend toward digital reliance appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Tainted love: Beers give smoky grapes a bright side
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:39 am

    Creating a solution from necessity, Topher Boehm of Sydney’s Wildflower Brewing & Blending and Bryan Martin of Ravensworth Wines in Murrumbateman in New South Wales have joined forces to look on the bright side in producing five uniquely flavoured beers utilising smoke tainted grapes from the devastating bushfires of the 2019/20 summer. Source: Beer & The post Tainted love: Beers give smoky grapes a bright side appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Tasmanian Chardonnay takes out top honour at Australian Organic Wine Awards
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Stefano Lubiana Wines’ 2018 Estate Chardonnay was awarded the Wine of Show Trophy at the 2020 Australian Organic Wine Awards at a virtual presentation held earlier this week. Chairman of judges Ramon Arnavas, who was joined on the judging panel by Josh Martin, Ken Gargett and Alex McPherson, said he was highly impressed by the The post Tasmanian Chardonnay takes out top honour at Australian Organic Wine Awards appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Automating estimates: AI to predict yields
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:31 am

    Wine companies will soon be able to use artificial intelligence to count inflorescence, with a research prototype to be trialled in Marlborough later this year. Source: New Zealand Winegrower The post Automating estimates: AI to predict yields appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Proposal for six-month suspension of EU and US wine and spirits tariffs
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:29 am

    EU trade commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis has put forward a proposal which would see the suspension of all mutual tariffs for six months. Dombrowski said it would create a “necessary breathing space for industries and workers on both sides of the Atlantic”. Source: The Drinks Business The post Proposal for six-month suspension of EU and US wine and spirits tariffs appeared first on Winetitles.

  • ‘Third of French wine production lost’ due to cold snap
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:25 am

    At least a third of French wine production this year, representing almost €2 billion in sales, will be lost due to a bout of unusually cold early spring weather, according to National Federation of Agricultural Holders’ Unions (FNSEA) secretary general Jérôme Despey. Source: The Local fr The post ‘Third of French wine production lost’ due to cold snap appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Italy in luck: The damage caused by the late frosts seems to be less than initially feared
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:24 am

    In Italy, the initial outcry about the frost damage was probably greater than the actual loss. The Veneto, Tuscany and Piedmont are said to be mainly affected. However, the extent of the damage is just being researched. Source: Meininger’s Wine Business International The post Italy in luck: The damage caused by the late frosts seems to be less than initially feared appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Industry slams reported plans for mandatory on-trade BWS calorie labelling
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:22 am

    UK Hospitality (UKH) and the Portman Group has voiced serious concern in relation to reported plans for licensed premises to label calorie count on beers, wine and spirits (BWS), with the Department of Health considering a consultation on plans to mandate any business with 250 or more employees to display calorie labels. Source: Harpers The post Industry slams reported plans for mandatory on-trade BWS calorie labelling appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Gallo plans bottling plant in South Carolina
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:20 am

    E.&J. Gallo Winery plans to build a South Carolina bottling plant, a major expansion for the Modesto-based company. The plant would employ about 500 people but not affect any jobs in Gallo’s hometown, the industry giant said. Source: The Modesto Bee The post Gallo plans bottling plant in South Carolina appeared first on Winetitles.

  • Champagne goes green to battle climate change
    on April 16, 2021 at 2:17 am

    It seems probable that the wine industry, more than any other agricultural industry, is going green in environmental terms. Growing grapes in historically prestigious vineyards and the need to preserve the integrity of the soil has become in particular a mission for the producers in France’s Champagne region of 16,100 winegrowers, 360 houses and 140 The post Champagne goes green to battle climate change appeared first on Winetitles.