Scientists in Singapore are turning their hands to wine-making, using the pungent-smelling durian as a replacement for grapes. They're still a long way from commercializing durian wine, but the researchers are confident that the so-called "King of Fruits" has potential for producing a wine that people will want to drink. Tara Cleary reports.
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Reuters (Oct. 22, 2012) A French engineer is offering wine-growers an efficient way to harvest their grapes without breaking their back - a robot designed to prune and pick grapes for them. While Wall-Ye (pron: Wall-Yee) ... watch video
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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Mar. 9, 2015) A South African winery is aiming to revolutionise the wine-making industry by using indigenous Rooibos wood to produce a healthier wine with no preservatives. Hayley Platt reports.
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AFP (Sep. 15, 2015) Amid the bustle of a busy harvest in France's famed Beaujolais wine-making region, a quiet effort is underway to counter one of the industry's biggest potential threats: climate change. As seasonal ... watch video
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July 29, 2015 Wine-making is steeped in age-old traditions, but to address the threat of pests and concerns over heavy pesticide use, vintners are turning to science. With the goal of designing better grape ... read more
Jan. 23, 2013 With climate change sparking concern about an increased risk of wildfires, scientists are reporting development of a way to detect grapes exposed to smoke from those fires, which otherwise could be ... read more
Dec. 26, 2012 Choosing the perfect wine may soon involve more than just knowing the perfect vintage and chateau. Differences in the microbes present on grapes even in different parts of the same vineyard may ... read more
Nov. 28, 2012 The latest effort to decipher the unique aroma signature of the durian -- revered as the "king of fruits" in southeast Asia but reviled elsewhere as the world's foulest smelling food ... read more