Karien O'Kennedy

Protein stabilisation of white wine with DCMC

A new kid on the block: There seems to be a new contender to potentially replace bentonite as the strategy of choice to protein stabilise white wines. Portuguese researchers evaluated dicarboxymethyl cellulose (DCMC), a novel cellulose-derived polymer similar to...

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ALCOHOL LEVELS IN SOUTH AFRICAN WINES

Natural (unfortified) wines usually contain alcohol concentrations of between 11 and 16% alcohol by volume. In South Africa, which is considered a warm viticultural climate, alcohol levels usually range between 13 and 16%.   Factors that influence final...

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