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Shiraz Disease: Symptoms and Management

Shiraz Disease: Symptoms and Management

Shiraz Disease apparently occurs in South Africa only and causes deterioration in the cultivars Shiraz, Merlot and Malbec. The disease is graft-transmissible, but natural transmission has previously been reported (Engelbrecht and Kasdorf, 1990). The disease may be...
Work Programme – April 1999

Work Programme – April 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Study your block records and decide which blocks should be replaced. Decide on cultivars and rootstock in consultation with your cellarmaster and/or viticultural advisor. Block project: Give your crop particulars to your...
World Production of Wine

World Production of Wine

World production decreased annually by an average of 0,7% from 1990 to 1996. However, over the same period production in the new world wine countries (Australia, Chili, Argentina, the USA and South Africa) increased by an average of 1,4% annually. Production in the...

Enzymes involved in wine production (Part 3)

In this third article about enzymes involved in wine production we look more specifically at the industrial enzyme preparations, as well as possible new enzyme applications.   INDUSTRIAL ENZYME PREPARATIONS As mentioned, the endogenous enzyme activities of grapes and...
Pinotage Research

Pinotage Research

Dr Johann Marais is Pinotage research co-ordinator for the Pinotage Association. The Pinotage Association’s annual Stellenbosch workshop was held at Doornbosch on Tuesday 27 October 1998. Research forms an important part of the Association’s drive to...
February Work Programme 1999

February Work Programme 1999

1. PLANNING AND PREPARATION 1.1 Short-term Consult the winemaker of your co-operative about the grading system requirements for particular cultivars. Determine the degree of ripeness of the grapes of the various blocks and plan harvesting accordingly. (See Wynboer...
Vetsak/Braud Tour 1998

Vetsak/Braud Tour 1998

In September 1998 a group of South Africans visited France as the guests of the South African company Vetsak and the French company New Holland. 2 Distribution of machines According to Philippe Bohn of New Holland approximately 8000 machines are distributed throughout...
Flavourful Nitrogen-containing Wine Constituents

Flavourful Nitrogen-containing Wine Constituents

Wine is a complex composition of, inter alia, more than 800 volatile constituents. Some are derived from the grapes, while others are formed during fermentation or maturation. The aroma or flavour of wine is probably the most important aspect of the enjoyment and...

Winetech

Wine Industry Network of Expertise and Technology Winetech, in collaboration with researchers of the ARC-Nietvoorbij and the University of Stellenbosch, will be hosting a function on 27 July at which time feedback will be given concerning viticultural research...

Honoured at the ARC Gala Event

The ARC-Research Institute for Fruit, Vine and Wine recently held its annual Gala Event at Neethlingshof Wine Estate. At this evening function the director of the Institute, Dr Leopoldt van Huyssteen, left in the picture, presented the following persons with trophies...
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