Oenology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27276/all en Frozen grapes gathered under stars make Canada's icewine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Province of Ontario produces most of Canada's icewine</p> <p>* Canadian specialty costs twice as much as Champagne</p> <p>* Harvest takes place in dead of night</p> <p>By Atsuko Kitayama</p> <p>BEAMSVILLE, Ontario, Jan 22 (Reuters) - In the Ontario town of Beamsville, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Niagara Falls, a small crowd of bundled-up figures crouched in a moonlit vineyard on a frigid January night, picking a crop of hard-frozen Gewurztraminer grapes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dessert wine Oenology Wine Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:00:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737798 at http://www.globalpost.com Frozen grapes gathered under stars make Canada's icewine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rpt-frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine Malivoire, one of the Niagara region's boutique wineries, picks its icewine grapes by hand. For this annual rite of winter it relies on a corps of more than a dozen volunteers, selected by a lottery, to get the grapes off the vine and crushed at just the right moment.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/rpt-frozen-grapes-gathered-under-stars-make-canadas-icewine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dessert wine Ice wine Oenology Wine Food & Drink Canada Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 17:16:00 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737852 at http://www.globalpost.com Climate change rewrites world wine list http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/climate-change-rewrites-world-wine-list <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It's circa 2050 and shoppers are stopping off at Ikea to buy fine wine made in Sweden.</p> <p>A Nordic fantasy? Not according to climate experts who say the Earth's warming phase is already driving a wave of change through the world of wine.</p> <p>As new frontiers for grape growing open up, the viability of some traditional production areas is under threat from scorching temperatures and prolonged droughts.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130326/climate-change-rewrites-world-wine-list" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beaujolais Oenology Wine AFP Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:30:49 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5793856 at http://www.globalpost.com Rising alcohol levels give wine lovers a headache http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/rising-alcohol-levels-give-wine-lovers-a-headache <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Do those New World Cabernets and Zinfandels make your head spin? Fed up with having to stop drinking after just one glass?</p> <p>Plenty of wine lovers around the world will have noticed their favourite tipples are getting stronger, and many of them are unhappy about the hangovers that come with increased alcohol levels.</p> <p>But it seems they have only themselves to blame as experts say that changing consumer tastes are mainly responsible for driving the trend.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/rising-alcohol-levels-give-wine-lovers-a-headache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Disaster Environment Health Labor Oenology Social Issues Technology Weather Wine AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 03:00:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5829607 at http://www.globalpost.com Six Chinese students in France attacked in 'xenophobic' act http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130615/six-chinese-students-france-attacked-xenophobic-act <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six Chinese oenology students were attacked in the early hours of Saturday in France's wine-producing southwest region of Bordeaux, the interior ministry said, describing the violence as an act of xenophobia.</p> <p>The students, who had arrived in France only two months ago, were "violently attacked" by three locals who were visibly drunk and previously known to the police, a ministry statement said.</p> <p>A female student was seriously hurt in the face by a glass bottle which was thrown at her.</p> <p>Two of the attackers have been detained and are now in police custody.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130615/six-chinese-students-france-attacked-xenophobic-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bordeaux Oenology Wine AFP Sat, 15 Jun 2013 20:14:25 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5857677 at http://www.globalpost.com Rain, hail, tempests, plague Europe grape harvests but wine will flow http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/rain-hail-tempests-plague-europe-grape-harvests-wine-will-flow <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Leslie Gevirtz</p> <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many of Europe's grape growers have been hit by hail, windstorms, heavy rains, cold and clouds resulting in one of the worst harvests in decades.</p> <p>From France, the world's biggest wine producer, to Austria and Greece and across the Atlantic in the United States, winemakers say this has been an unusual year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/rain-hail-tempests-plague-europe-grape-harvests-wine-will-flow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Disaster Oenology Wine Thomson Reuters Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:34:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5939983 at http://www.globalpost.com Winemakers in Southern Oregon celebrate early grape harvest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130921/winemakers-southern-oregon-celebrate-early-grape-harvest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROSEBURG, Ore. - Winemakers in Southern Oregon are celebrating one of their earliest harvests in years with harvest parties and grape stomps.</p> <p>The early harvest has vintners working for weeks straight, from the amateur hobbyist with a couple acres to the owner of the full-blown, staffed industrial operation, the Roseburg News-Review reported (<a href="http://bit.ly/19olXLV" title="http://bit.ly/19olXLV">http://bit.ly/19olXLV</a> ).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130921/winemakers-southern-oregon-celebrate-early-grape-harvest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Oenology Wine The Canadian Press Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:33:45 +0000 The Canadian Press 5940867 at http://www.globalpost.com Champagne's Bouzy little secret http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/champagnes-bouzy-little-secret-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>If ever there was a place destined to produce a cheeky tipple, it has to be the village of Bouzy in the champagne country of northern France.</p> <p>Yes, it really is pronounced "boozy" and that is not the only thing that stands out about this charming little corner of the wine world.</p> <p>All around stretch vineyards that produce the grapes to make the world's most prestigious sparkling wine. For as far as the eye can see, bubbles are the business, and a lucrative one at that.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131016/champagnes-bouzy-little-secret-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Oenology Sparkling wines Wine AFP Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:47:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5963059 at http://www.globalpost.com Hungarian winemaker charged over deadly antifreeze wine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/hungarian-winemaker-charged-over-deadly-antifreeze-wine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Hungarian winemaker who admitted putting antifreeze in his wine to poison thieves was charged Thursday with manslaughter after one man died and five were hospitalised, police said. </p> <p>The 37 year-old from a town 50 kilometres (30 miles) east of Budapest, told police that people regularly stole from his cellar so he contaminated the barrels to "teach them a lesson".</p> <p>He denied intending to kill anyone, however, saying he only wanted to make the thieves ill.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131107/hungarian-winemaker-charged-over-deadly-antifreeze-wine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Oenology AFP Thu, 07 Nov 2013 14:41:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5982771 at http://www.globalpost.com Beaujolais on the way, Burgundy on the way up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/beaujolais-the-way-burgundy-the-way <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>It's that time of year again.</p> <p>At one minute past midnight on Thursday, wine buffs and fun lovers all over the world will raise a class of slightly lurid purple liquid to the heavens and declare: "Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrive" (literally, The new Beaujolais has arrived, although the only official English slogan is It's Beaujolais Nouveau Time! for the US market).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/beaujolais-the-way-burgundy-the-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> French wine Oenology Technology Wine AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 05:33:29 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5994287 at http://www.globalpost.com New Zealand looks to uncork 'lifestyle' wine niche http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131127/new-zealand-looks-uncork-lifestyle-wine-niche <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>New Zealand winegrowers launched a $14 million research project Wednesday aimed at capitalising on growth in demand for so-called "lifestyle" wines, with low calories and less alcohol.</p> <p>The Lifestyle Wines initiative, jointly funded by industry and government, is the country's largest ever wine research project, reflecting the belief that it can significantly lift exports currently worth NZ$1.2 billion ($1.0 billion) annually.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131127/new-zealand-looks-uncork-lifestyle-wine-niche" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Zealand wine Oenology Social Issues Wine AFP Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:42:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6001236 at http://www.globalpost.com Raise your glass to Oenococcus oeni, a real wine bug http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140225/raise-your-glass-oenococcus-oeni-real-wine-bug <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chateau Paradise or Chateau Rotgut? </p> <p>Why is it that one wine can be exquisitely smooth, and another stomach-turningly tart?</p> <p>Oenologists say the answers are many, but one factor is a germ that helps to lower a wine's acidity.</p> <p>Known by its Latin name of Oenococcus oeni, the useful bug is a so-called lactic acid bacterium.</p> <p>It is widely involved in the second fermentation stage in red wines, and in some white and sparking ones too, after a first fermentation -- turning grape sugar into wine -- has taken place.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140225/raise-your-glass-oenococcus-oeni-real-wine-bug" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Lactobacillales Oenology Technology AFP Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:33:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6080855 at http://www.globalpost.com Georgia goes back to roots in wine-making renaissance http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140629/georgia-goes-back-roots-wine-making-renaissance <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>In his wine shop hidden down a labyrinth of narrow streets in Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi, Gela Danelia stares with rapture as sunlight refracts through a glass of his garnet-red produce.</p> <p>"I only produce some 8,000 bottles per year but what is most important to me is that I restored the technique that was kept secret by generations of my ancestors," the wine-maker told AFP proudly. </p> <p>It may take Danelia's visitors only seconds to finish a glass, but wine has a heritage dating back thousands of years in the tiny Caucasus nation. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140629/georgia-goes-back-roots-wine-making-renaissance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Oenology Social Issues Wine AFP Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:53:43 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6190634 at http://www.globalpost.com Early grape crush kicks off California's winemaking season http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140822/early-grape-crush-kicks-californias-winemaking-season <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Jennifer Chaussee</p> <p>DAVIS California (Reuters) - At the University of California's prized winemaking institute near Sacramento, a sleek metal wine crusher on Thursday morning let out a deep rumble and began to shake, jostling grapes made sweeter by the state's ongoing drought into sticky juice.</p> <p>Dry conditions have made this year's crop ripen early, and winemakers across the state are picking and crushing their grapes weeks ahead of the usual harvest time as the lack of water has caused them to ripen faster than usual.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140822/early-grape-crush-kicks-californias-winemaking-season" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Biotechnology Disaster Oenology Technology Wine Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:55:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6238371 at http://www.globalpost.com