What to Wear to a Vineyard Wedding: Tips for Nailing the Perfect Outfit

Finally received that long-anticipated invite to a vineyard wedding? Well, congratulations! But I bet the next big question swimming around your mind is “what to wear to a vineyard wedding?” No worries, you’re not alone! Nailing the perfect outfit for such a unique occasion could be quite challenging. Vineyards inspire visions of sprawling landscapes bathed … Read more

Development of a Smart Satellite and Meteorological Decision Support Platform to Improve Water Resources Management in Agriculture Under Drought and Climate Change Conditions

Development of a Smart Satellite and Meteorological Decision Support Platform to Improve Water Resources Management in Agriculture Under Drought and Climate Change Conditions

Due to the water scarcity and drought situations, Chile will face in the near future; it is necessary to develop sustainable water management in agricultural systems. Thus, the project aims to develop Satellite Water Management Support System (SWMSS) to adapt agriculture to droughts. The latter will facilitate timely and accurate ETc monitoring using available remote … Read more

Low-cost E-Nose to be incorporated as part of an IoT system to monitor smoke contamination and smoke taint from bushfire affected vineyards

Low-cost E-Nose to be incorporated as part of an IoT system to monitor smoke contamination and smoke taint from bushfire affected vineyards

A recent paper published describes the development of low-cost E-nose: Development of a low-cost e-nose to assess aroma profiles: An artificial intelligence application to assess beer quality. Claudia Gonzalez Viejo; Sigfredo Fuentes; Amruta Godbole; Bryce Widdicombe and Ranjith R Unnithan. CLICK HERE to see the paper published in Sensors and Actuators B Chemical   A new … Read more

What’s the Difference Between Organic vs. Biodynamic Wine?

What's the Difference Between Organic vs. Biodynamic Wine?

What’s the Difference Between Organic vs. Biodynamic Wine? Today, I’m excited to personally guide you through the fascinating world of organic and biodynamic wines. We’ll uncover the core differences, explore the pros and cons, and gain insights on how to make the perfect choice between these two distinct approaches to winemaking. Whether you’re a wine … Read more

Nocturnal transpiration could become an important source of water losses in a climate change scenario for grapevines

Nocturnal transpiration could become an important source of water losses in a climate change scenario for grapevines

Nocturnal transpiration currently corresponds to 15-50% of total water loss compared to diurnal transpiration, depending on the environmental conditions, for grapevines. This phenomenon could be exacerbated in a climate change scenario, which predicts that nocturnal temperatures will increase at a higher rate compared to diurnal temperatures (IPCC 2010). Since nocturnal transpiration is not associated to … Read more

What Grapevines Do when Everybody Is Sleeping?

What Grapevines Do when Everybody Is Sleeping?

New study shows results of night-time water losses for grapevines. By Sigfredo Fuentes What Grapevines Do when Everybody Is Sleeping? Abstract: Night-time water uptake (Sn) mainly corresponds to stem and organ rehydration and transpiration, the latter through stomata and cuticle. Nocturnal transpiration is uncoupled from photosynthesis, therefore it contributes to reduce water use efficiency (WUE). Night-time … Read more

What Does Biodynamic Wine Mean?

What Does Biodynamic Wine Mean? Organic vs. biodynamic wine

Welcome to the world of wine, where the labels can be just as complex and intriguing as the flavors inside the bottle. You may have heard of organic and natural wine, but have you ever heard of biodynamic wine? It’s the new buzzword in the wine industry and for good reason. Biodynamic farming practices are … Read more