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The wine industry meets hi-tech, possibly even science fiction

Ok, it is Friday, so how about this item on “How Technology Is Transforming the Wine Trade”.

Tech has not, yet, transformed the subsequent hangovers from excess, however.

5 comments to The wine industry meets hi-tech, possibly even science fiction

  • RAB

    Drones? Very wise. It’s only a matter of time before Al Quaeda attack the vinyards with the classic vintages isn’t it? ;-)

  • Mr Ed

    Replacing labour with capital may in part be driven by labour laws and the high social costs in France, Spain and Italy. I have yet to find an English wine that is not too sharp for my taste, Camel Valley apart.

  • Rob Fisher (Surrey)

    I’m not sure what the drones in that article are actually doing. Personally I want one of these. But again, I am not sure what I would do with it.

  • Eric

    Tech has not, yet, transformed the subsequent hangovers from excess, however.

    Now that would be a unambiguous sign of progress.

  • Douglas2

    Then there is Ann Noble, retired for over a decade already as a professor of Viticulture and Enology at Univeristy of California, Davis. Her objective framework for describing the taste and aroma of wine allowed repeatable identification of the factors that made good wine good, and thus grape-growers and wine-makers can rely more on science and less on heritage and guesswork in order to produce good wine. U.C. Davis Oenology graduates are in prominent position now in all major wine regions of the world.