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May 27, 2015

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May 27, 2015

China to Dominate Asia's Growth in Wine Imports

May 6, 2015 — New projections of growth in global wine markets to 2018 show Asian countries will dominate global wine consumption and import growth, led by a surge in wine consumption in ... read more

Surviving the Heat for a Good Beer

Apr. 16, 2015 — Beer brewers face a tricky problem. The high level of activity in the yeast used to produce beer generates a lot of heat during the brewing process raising the temperature at the bottom of brewing ... read more

Mar. 11, 2015 — A new computer vision system has been developed that helps to determine the compactness of bunches of grapes, a characteristic that strongly influences the quality of the grape and the ... read more

New Flavors for Lager Beer: Successful Generation of Hybrid Yeasts

Mar. 5, 2015 — Researchers have developed hybrid lager yeasts. For centuries the same few yeast strains have been used in the production of lager beer, in contrast to ale, whisky, wine and cider, for which there is ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Some breweries have taken to resurrecting the flavors of ages past. Adventurous beer makers are extrapolating recipes from clues that archeologists have uncovered from old and even ancient brews ... read more

Feb. 27, 2015 — To guarantee a high quality of their beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely. With a new polymer powder, this monitoring will be able to be faster and simpler in the future. ... read more

Oat Breakfast Cereals May Contain a Common Mold-Related Toxin

Feb. 25, 2015 — Oats are often touted for boosting heart health, but scientists warn that the grain and its products might need closer monitoring for potential mold contamination. They report that some oat-based ... read more

New Products from Bark to Replace Fossil Compounds: Adhesives and Insulating Foams from Softwood Bark Tannins

Feb. 23, 2015 — Scientists have developed tannin extraction from softwood bark. At least 130 kg of crude tannin powder can be produced from one ton of dry wood bark, still leaving 87% of the original bark mass ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Discovery of 1,500 Year-Old Grape Seeds May Answer the Question: Why Was the Wine of the Negev So Renowned in the Byzantine Empire

Feb. 12, 2015 — For the first time, grape seeds from the Byzantine era have been found. These grapes were used to produce "the Wine of the Negev" -- one of the finest and most renowned wines in the whole ... read more

New Woods to Make New Wines

Feb. 10, 2015 — A new methodology will allow people to make wine more quickly with less cost and having similar sensorial profiles to the wine obtained by the traditional aging method, experts report. The new ... read more

Compound Found in Grapes, Red Wine May Help Prevent Memory Loss

Feb. 4, 2015 — A compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new ... read more

Feb. 3, 2015 — Sulfites are sulfurous substances that occur naturally. They are poisonous for many life forms even at small concentrations. Sulfites and sulfur dioxide are also added to wine and dried fruit as ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — The health-promoting perks of wine have attracted the spotlight recently, leaving beer in the shadows. But scientists are discovering new ways in which the latter could be a more healthful beverage ... read more

Jan. 28, 2015 — Agricultural researchers and computer scientists are working on the development of an unmanned robot, equipped with non-invasive advanced sensors and artificial intelligence systems, which will help ... read more

Beer, Bread Yeast-Eating Bacteria Aid Human Health

Jan. 7, 2015 — Bacteria that have evolved to eat their way through yeast in the human gut could inform the development of new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases, experts ... read more

New, Fundamental Mechanism for How Resveratrol Provides Health Benefits Uncovered

Dec. 22, 2014 — Resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, powerfully activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells, scientists have found. The finding should dispel ... read more

Controlling Obesity With Potato Extract

Dec. 9, 2014 — A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists. The results of their recent study with mice were so surprising that ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — Software to help reconstruct grape clusters with three-dimensional computer vision techniques has been developed by scientists. The system helps to automatically assess different parameters that ... read more

Dec. 4, 2014 — A natural substance present in red wine, resveratrol, inhibits the formation of inflammatory factors that trigger cardiovascular diseases, a research team concludes. They report that resveratrol ... read more

How Red Wine Prevents Cancer

Dec. 3, 2014 — 'Alcohol damages cells and resveratrol kills damaged cells,' says a scientist who studied red wine and its relationship to preventing cancer. "Alcohol bombards your genes. Your body ... read more

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