Pectinases and glucanases

Enzymes are proteins which act as biological catalysts that facilitate and accelerate specific reactions and are useful tools during pre and post alcoholic fermentation. Post ferment enzymes, in particular glucanases enhance organoleptic attributes as well as improving stability and they aid filtration by minimising clogging compounds. Maryam Ehsani of Laffort explains further the role Extralyse can play during wine stabilisation. Continue reading “Pectinases and glucanases”

Additional business

This is the season to be jolly and, with the increase of UK consumers investing or should I say drinking English Wine, I am sure that all of you are looking forward to a busy couple of months. As any hostess will know, in order to organise the best Christmas party the first and most important thing (some would say) is to organise the booze first, and the rest will follow. In my world the top three most important items are booze, hair and shoes! Continue reading “Additional business”

A year in review

The grapes are pressed, the leaves are yellowing and falling to the floor and attention is now switching towards pruning and the year to come. It seems strange now to look back at the year we have had with the summer’s prolonged high temperatures (and the challenges it brought) making ‘the Beast from the East’ a distant memory. This year illustrates just how influential temperature is on good cropping in grapes, following a prolonged winter. Continue reading “A year in review”

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