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Microbial Fungi On Grapes Affect Character Of Wine
2012-12-27 10:39:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online At first blush, winemaking appears to be a relatively simple process — crush grapes, extract juice and ferment. However, even the most cursory examination of the factors involved in the process opens a Pandora´s Box of important details. That level of detail was made all the more explicit by a new report in the open access journal PLOS ONE, which said the grapes from the same vineyard can vary widely with respect to the...

Grapes Ripeness Indicated Using Computer Imaging
2012-11-30 15:33:36

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology [ Watch The Video ] Researchers at the University of Seville (Spain) have developed a technique for estimating grape composition and variety using computer imaging. They have also put forward an index for identifying the ripeness of seeds without the need for chemical analysis. This new method can help to decide the best moment for picking. The normal procedure for identifying the sugar content of grapes involves chemical...


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