Campden BRI helps lead research into English wines

fad60d8a-d492-4cd2-b7e1-cede1183236earticleimage.jpg

23 Oct 2017 --- Campden BRI will help lead research into UK wines following the appointment of Geoff Taylor, Campden BRI’s wines and spirits expert, as chair of the UK Wine Producers research and development group. The group will encourage, assist and support research projects to improve quality, yield, consistency and sustainability within the wine industry.

Taylor commented on his appointment: “I’m honored to be appointed as head of the research and development group. UK wines have evolved enormously both technically and analytically since I started working with the wine industry over thirty years ago. I look forward to helping UK wines to take further steps forward by ensuring that the technical and sensory aspects of research are developed to their full potential.”

Taylor told FoodIngredientsFirst: “The UK is one of the coolest grape growing regions of the world. When well made, the wines have subtlety and complexity at a relatively low alcohol content. Some of the grape varieties grown in the UK - for example, Bacchus - are grown in few places elsewhere in the wine world.”
 
“The world’s traditional wine producing areas have decades of experience fine-tuning their winemaking techniques in order to produce the best wine possible. With the scientific tools currently available it should be possible to fast forward this learning in order to raise the quality of UK wines even further and on a consistent basis,” he explains. 
 
“The UK has an extensive range of excellent research facilities available, ranging from vine growing, fruit maturation, winemaking to maturation and bottling. State-of-the-art analytical tools are essential to underpin this work. A key part of my role will be to ensure all this work is both co-ordinated and undertaken at the most appropriate facility,” notes Taylor. 

 

UK Wine Producer Ltd. was formed in September, bringing together the United Kingdom Vineyards Association and English Wine Producers after both organizations voted to merge in July. The new organization will promote, represent and support all UK wine producers and vineyards, irrespective of their size.

By Elizabeth Green

Related Articles

Food Ingredients News

Asda and Aldi ban energy drink sales to under-16s

22 Jan 2018 --- Retailers Asda and Aldi have announced that they are banning sales of energy drinks to children under 16 from early March in the UK. The move comes after Waitrose announced that customers buying drinks after March 5 could be asked to show their ID.

Food Ingredients News

Import of sustainable fruit and veg increases to 70 percent, says SIFAV

19 Jan 2018 --- The volumes of tropical fruit and vegetables, such as bananas, pineapples, green beans and avocados, that are sourced on the basis of meeting social and environmental conditions has risen significantly from 50 percent to 70 percent in one year. This is what has emerged from the 2017 annual monitoring of the Sustainability Initiative Fruit and Vegetables (SIFAV), which aims to make imports of fruits and vegetables from Africa, Asia and South America 100 percent sustainable in 2020.

Food Ingredients News

Clear food safety strategies in place, claims UK food industry survey

19 Jan 2018 --- Campden BRI and Alchemy in partnership with BRC Global Standards, SGS, SQF, TSI, NSF – Latin America and GMA – SEF has released the results of the fifth annual global survey of food safety training. The survey questioned food and drink manufacturers and processors worldwide to identify the needs, effectiveness and challenges of food safety training in the industry.

Food Ingredients News

Evian strives for 100 percent recyclable plastic bottles by 2025

19 Jan 2018 --- Evian is strengthening its sustainability credentials with a pledge to make all its water bottles from 100 percent recyclable plastic. The France-based mineral water brand, owned by multinational corporation Danone, has set a target of 2025 to achieve the target which is part of an initiative to become a circular brand.

Food Ingredients News

Brusco launches full flavored gluten-free ales

19 Jan 2018 --- British-owned bulk ingredients supplier, Brusco, has added its latest gluten-free ale named “As Good As Gold” to the extensive list of alcohols that it is able to supply to the UK food and drinks markets. The product also allows food processors to add a twist to their usual ranges while taking full advantage of the significant “Free-From” movement sweeping supermarket aisles.

More Articles