The technology surrounding wine fermentation has evolved tremendously over the 8000 years that humans have been making this prized libation, and yet last year's fall fad was all about amphorae. While the amphorae conjures romantic images of rustic Italian villages and Rome's vinous past, does the vessel really make the difference? Brian Terrizzi of Broadside Wines speaks to his experience of earthenware winemaking and his spirit of experimentation.
When I went to college, computers were an afterthought and computer science was a major for the geeks (yes, I was an accounting major... much cooler). Most people took a programming class in their first couple of years and there were two main programming languages you could choose from: COBOL or FORTRAN.
It’s an oft-heard lament in the wine industry that when it comes to adopting new technologies, we’re ten years behind the curve. Fortunately though, we can report that this certainly isn’t the case for many wineries, who showcased how quickly they are adopting new software, mobile & social media tools at the Wine Industry Technology Symposium (WITS) earlier this month—and how these technologies are revolutionizing their business models.