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18 July 2019. 2019 Tafel- en Droogdruifdae,

Hierdie dae word aangebied in samewerking met SATI

  • 19 Augustus 2019 – Bushfellows, Loskop
  • 21 Augustus 2019 – Lake Grappa, Kakamas
  • 23 Augustus 2019 – Kronenburg, Paarl

Van die onderwerpe wat bespreek sal word:

Challenges with new varieties – an independent view – Martin Silva (Chile);

Dr John Purchase, Hoof Uitvoerende Beampte, AGBIZ sal gesels oor die impak op landbou na die algemene verkiesing.

Die sluitingsdatum vir inskrywings is 8 Augustus 2019.
Hiermee die skakel vir die volledige programme en registrasievorm:
https://www.sasev.org/workshops/2019-table-grape-information-days/


Demand rising for low-to-no-alcohol wines

18 February 2019 – Reduced alcohol winemakers could be looking at a bumper year in 2019. A new report is forecasting demand increases for low to no alcohol wines of almost 18% in the US, 7% in the UK, 4% in Germany and 20% in Spain. Read more…


France: Champagne yields look set to break all records with bumper crop

8 August 2018 – However, the appellation authorities are restricting how much growers can produce. Read more…


´Frankenstein wine´ warning over French super-grapes

6 August 2918 – French wine scientists have come up with four revolutionary supergrape varieties they say are impervious to rot and thus require almost no pesticides. But purists have warned that the lab-grown creations, which mix grape genes from around the world, could lead to dumbed-down, low-grade “Frankenstein wine”.  Read more…


Winemakers and science combine forces in Tasmanian project to find key to better bubbly

13 June 2018 – Scientists are researching ways to make tastier sparkling wines that matures faster and, as a happy by-product, are more cost-effective to produce. Read more…


The Sex Life of Wine Grapes

30 May 2018 – Cultivated vines are hermaphroditic (the reproductive organs of both sexes are simultaneously present). Thus, come spring, grapevines pollinate themselves. But only if the moment is right. Read more…


The rosé revolution

23 May 2018 – The days of dismissing rosé as a mere summer flirtation are over. As producers and consumers realise the depth of flavour and sheer quality of the wines on offer, the power of pink will only become stronger. Read more…


Women considered more discerning tasters, finds study

14 May 2018 – A study at the Technical University of Madrid has added further weight to the theory that women are naturally better wine tasters than men. Read more…


First-of-a-kind study explores the sensory space of South African Chenin wines

8 May 2018 – In recent years, there has been renewed research interest in the sensory characteristics of Chenin blanc within the broader context of other white wine varieties due to the economic importance of Chenin blanc for the local wine industry and export market. Read more…


Lower alcohol drinks ‘may not promote healthy drinking habits’, says study

9 February 2018 – A Cambridge University study says lower alcohol products appear to be marketed as an addition – not substitute – to regular strength products. However, the alcoholic beverage industry says low and no alcohol drinks give people the chance to reduce the amount of alcohol consumed without having to cut back on the number of drinks enjoyed. Read more…