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Food and Beverages | Tuesday, February 01, 2022
New technologies, ranging from drones to machine learning, are assisting winemakers in increasing both the quantity and quality of their products.
Fremont, CA: Purchasers increasingly rely on everything from wine suggestion software to wine cellar management apps, as new technologies change the way people manufacture, store, and consume wine. These technologies are elevating the wine experience by making it more complex and individualized and aligning with the ideals that are sweeping the wine and other sectors. Sustainability, recycling, yield, and other prediction accuracy are just a few of the goals that winemakers and wine enthusiasts all over the world strive towards.
Here’s how cutting-edge technology is reshaping the wine industry:
Temperature control while transportation
To maintain its quality, wine must be carried at appropriate temperatures. Insulated food tankers and sophisticated cooling and cargo security systems are among the technologies that enable bottles to resist overheating. Meanwhile, some companies have created a thermal insulation layer for use inside wine containers or cartons. This simple but effective technology is capable of replacing refrigerated container transportation methods.
Scanners and thermal infrared cameras in vineyards
Drones and super scanners are standard tools for ensuring that grapes are cultivated and harvested to perfection. Scanners are currently monitoring nitrogen and sap flow and the health and color accumulation of vine wood. Meanwhile, drones equipped with multispectral and thermal infrared cameras are being used to determine the exact stress levels of grapes in various sections of the vineyard. This allows winemakers to pinpoint precisely where additional hydration is required.
New wine processing systems
Traditional oak casks are still popular, but stainless steel and fiberglass, as well as staves, which can be used to control the flavor of different bottles, are becoming more popular. To assess stave tannins, improve uniformity, and reduce the number of barrels requiring classification, new technologies such as infrared spectroscopy are being deployed. Some businesses are evenemploying 3D printers to make earthenware wine vessels that are known for their quality and consistency.