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From my years researching wine chemistry and wine oxidation, I know making every attempt to minimise contact between wine and oxygen is vital. Sealing the bottle is essential.
A new Russian law forces French champagne producers to label their products as ‘sparkling wine’.
Rooibos tea is the first African product to receive EU protected designation. What does this mean for the region where it’s grown?
Italian authorities who seized the special Christmas edition crisps seem to be unfamiliar with EU guidelines on food labelling and protected ingredients.
Serve more and you’ll eat more, with no increase in satisfaction.
We have a tendency to eat more when we eat with others, but weight gain isn’t inevitable these holidays.
More Chinese wines are finding their way into the liquor aisle.
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As the US celebrates Wine Day, China’s young winemakers are a reminder of the power and value of cameraderie and cooperation in this age-old industry.
Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones.
There are many reasons people drink, including to have fun or cope with other problems. Knowing their motivations will allow us to tailor programs to help those who may struggle with alcohol use.
You know you shouldn’t smoke, or have sex without a condom if you’re not with a longtime partner. And when it comes to drinking, tea only, of course.
Quit smoking, quit drinking – so many good resolutions for the New Year. But can the overabundance of messages on healthy living become counter-productive?
While Champagne seems eternal and unchanging, its fame is in fact the product of four founding myths. These have shaped its identity and the images now associated with its consumption.
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For those wondering whether it is sinful to drink, even moderately, a scholar goes into the history of alcohol and its distillation to show how early monks and priests contributed to it.
Hedonism isn’t all about sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. It can be about savouring the pleasure in a cup of tea at the end of a hard day.
Savouring the pleasures in life is linked to better health and well-being. And no, that doesn’t necessarily mean binge drinking or all-night wild parties.
Vinyards in the Sancerre wine-growing region of France.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the new world..
Me, myself, my brand.
As companies strive to take advantage of the selfie phenomenon, they’re also realizing that consumers’ self-portraits constitute a whole new form of brand co-creation.
When species are pushed to the top of the mountain, where else is left to go?
From luxuries like champagne to the very livelihoods of fishing communities in the developing world – the climate-driven shifts in species will affect us all.
Wine has been adapting since the Little Ice Age.
Wine lovers can rest assured. Wine will adapt to climate change.
In the Champagne region, near Épernay, at the end of the day.
Digital-media tools such as augmented reality, apps and online games have a vast potential to reinvigorate communication about wine.
Most people appear happy to describe wine in one or two words. And yet …
The reality of the market is that most wine industry sales are very simple and bulk oriented. People are interested in wine being cheap, and tasting reasonably good. So why is the language so flowery?
Heard it on the (research) grapevine.
Spreading mutations and chimeric plants – there’s a lot going on in the Pinot grape.
A new generation of wine drinkers.
What beverage has grown continuously in consumption for the past 20 years in America? Wine. According to the Wine Institute, in 1993 Americans only drank 1.74 gallons of wine per capita. In 2013 that figure…
Gwydion M Williams.
There are very many things in the world that truly fascinate me. Concepts, products or behaviours which are often widely accepted, but are actually very bizarre - if we take a moment to reflect on them…