This post is a summary of a study carried out to analyse the effects of the rootstock, irrigation method, and their interaction on the final wine composition, volatile aromatic profile, and wine sensory attributes. According with the results authors recommend the use of low vigor rootstocks and deficit irrigation techniques with small water volumes to improve Monastrell wine quality, and as a measure to adapt vineyards to climate change under semiarid and water limiting conditions.
Natural foods are recently trendy, all over the world consumers demand food products that are perceived as being natural. This post reports a study aimed to evaluate which wine properties have an influence on its perception as a natural wine, with a focus on winemaking techniques. This study contributed with important results related with wine naturalness perception and may help winemakers and marketers to improve communication with consumers.
Wine metabolome results from a complex process, involving grapes, yeast, bacteria, terroir effects and its ageing in wooden barrels. Wine metabolome fingerprint tells the story of its origin, production and quality. Its characterization is of paramount importance for quality control, authenticity and quality improvement. Wine metabolome characterization remains one the greatest challenges of analytical chemistry and biochemistry that challenges all conventional approaches to metabolomics.
The effects of alcohol use in non‐alcoholic fatty‐liver disease are unclear. This post descries a study aimed to investigate the impact of alcohol use in fatty liver disease on incident liver, cardiovascular, and malignant disease, and death. Authors concluded that even low alcohol intake in fatty liver disease is associated with increased risks for advanced liver disease and cancer. Low to moderate alcohol use is associated with reduced mortality and CVD risk, but only among never smokers. This post alerts for the need of a serious discussion about wine health effects like the one that Science & Wine is promoting. See all in https://www.science-and-wine-conferences.com/