Year 12 | 01 April 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


Champagne for Christmas? But can you recognize the blend of grapes?

Champagnes are composed of white and/or red wine grapes. Their relative proportions are thought to contribute to a sparkling wine’s distinctive flavour profile. Dosage and alcohol content appear to be the two attributes that tasters rely on when judging the contribution that different grape types make to the distinctive flavour of a sparkling wine

Graziano Alderighi

Positive outlook for California wine harvest

Following a warm and dry spring with near ideal conditions for bringing grapes to maturity, the harvest was remarkably smooth and wineries are at capacity and working with some very high quality winegrapes, according to the California Wine Institut

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A tour through the olive groves of Papa Francesco

Exclusively for the readers of Teatro Naturale International a tour of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo and the Vatican farm. The Agronomist Vincenzo Scaccioni guide us in the estate and explain how did the extra virgin served at the table of Bergoglio. "On the trees, unfortunately - said Scaccioni - the man has often sparked his own ignorance." Two olive trees of the Pontifical Villas have a special meaning

Lucy Vivante

The vitivinicultural world has returned to 2006 levels but consumption is stabilising

Spain has recorded a high level of wine production this year, of 40 Mhl. With 45 Mhl, Italy has produced 2% more than in 2012. An increase of 7% in France. Development in the United States, and record production in Chile and New Zealand


How to use decanter during extraction of olive oil

Optimization of oil/water levels and differential speed. On-line measurable parameters allow decanter centrifuge optimal tuning in real time. Control of the olive paste mass flow rate fed to a decanter centrifuge is mandatory

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More phenols but less organoleptic complexity

When, through technology, we look for the maximum extraction of polyphenols, the result is a lower impact of herbaceous and vegetal components, which are not perceived by tasters and consumers

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How much frauds in olive oil sector in Spain?

Official Control is regulated by the Spanish Royal Decree 1945/1983 of 22 June. The inspection services of the Regional Governments, in 2012 there were a total of 770 inspections of which approximately 23% were non compliant

Juan Ramón Izquierdo

What makes a tasty tomato

The findings show that although thousands of compounds go into determining flavor and other characteristics, two components play a key role: the amounts of sugar and acid

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What people think about organic farming and foods?

Why do we buy organic? The first reason for which consumers choose to buy organic products is their concern about the environment, followed by the integrity of these products with regard to GMOs and non-authorised substances’ residues


The forecast for the next olive oil campaign are positive for Italy and Spain

All the Iberian Peninsula will back to more usual levels of production. Good outlook also for Italia, in particular in Centre and North. The quotation will degree in coming weeks, also if the stock level is the lowest fro many years

Alberto Grimelli, Marcello Scoccia

How to discover soft deodorised olive oil?

To blend deodorised olive oil in virgin olive oil is a fraud for global standards and rules but it's difficult to find it. Reseachers partecipate do a workshop in Madrid to discuss the problem

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USITC report highlights central role of IOC in olive oil world

The IOC largely agrees with the market data reported, which are mostly drawn from the IOC balances

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Cilandro, also known as coriander, is a “biosorbent”

The need for lower-cost, sustainable alternatives has fostered research on biosorbents. These natural materials, which range from microbes to plants, latch on to heavy metals in ways that include both absorption and adsorption

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Grapefruit may be heading for a new use in battling mosquitoe

Nootkatone is a component of the oil in grapefruit, and has been on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s list of substances generally recognized as safe for use in food

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How much cost to produce extra virgin olive oil in Spain?

In this study, the Ministry of Agriculture distinguishes between three types of olives to set production costs: not machinable rainfed olive grove, rainfed olive machinable and extensive irrigation

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China and United States continue di believe in GM crops?

Further research is needed to examine which glyphosate-resistant crops and weeds may have acquired enhanced levels of gene Epsps and, if so, the extent to which overproduction of this gene affects crop yields and weed fitness

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Flash thermal conditioning of olive pastes before malaxation: innovation for best quality

The application of this technology, performed by Alfa Laval, produces significant differences in comparison to the crushed pastes. The virgin olive oil flash thermal conditioning featured a higher concentration of volatile compounds

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