Wine news 18th March

Challenges in a Great Red Wine Region – in Portugal
If you’re like most people, the light-bodied, refreshing Vinho Verde is what comes to mind when you think of wines from Portugal. Few today can name a producer making a “serious” red wine or describe its grapes or style. The fact is, most of these wines are consumed within Portugal – many of whom are produced in the south-central DOC region of Alentejo.

Cavex, a new fine wine stock exchange will go online later this month providing an open trading platform for private collectors and the trade

Turning wine waste into profit
Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how to turn the pulp from crushed wine grapes into a natural food preservative, biodegradable packaging materials and a nutritional enhancement for baked goods.