A top Spanish vineyard is using the Internet of Things to improve grape cultivation and save money.
Winemaking is getting smart, or at least sensorized.
The bulk of winery visits are unplanned, according to data from the San Francisco Bay Area-based Angelsmith, a marketing agency. Many tourists will visit several wineries in a day, but may plan an entire visit around one of them.
Fine wine merchants have tipped Petrus as the ‘wine of the vintage’ in 2017 but demand is expected to be significantly down on last year.
Every year in advance of the annual en primeur campaign, Liv-ex polls its 400 global members to get their thoughts on the vintage, compiling their answers to give something of a snapshot of the vintage including; the best wines, those tipped to be (with any luck) the ‘best value’, where the vintage ranks against its recent peers and expected demand from customers.
Brittany, the region of northwestern France, is renowned for its beaches, seagulls and delicious seafood - but one of the last things you'd associate with the area is local wine.