The largest genetic analysis of grapevine varieties challenges preconceptions
Researchers answer the long-standing issue of how, when and where wine and table grapevines were domesticated through the biggest genetic study of grapevine types ever conducted, which included samples from previously unrecorded specimens in private collections.
EMF and Callebaut launch the NXT generation of chocolate in the UAE
After a string of successful launches, chocolate maker Callebaut has officially launched Callebaut NXT in the UAE. The entirely plant-based dark and milky tasting chocolates are completely dairy free.
Dairy business with Laurent Damiens, COO of CNIEL
Laurent Damiens, COO of CNIEL, sheds light on the current trends in dairy and explores sustainability and innovation within the industry.
Unlocking the potential of Scottish exports with James Keating
In an exclusive interview conducted at Gulfood earlier this month, James Keating, regional director of the Middle East and head of consumer industries EMEA of Scottish Development International (SDI), gave us the lowdown on Scottish exports and expansion plans in the region.
Valrhona reaffirms its commitment to excellence with its World’s 50 Best collaboration
At a live awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi held on January 30, 2023, the World’s 50 Best revealed its power list, showcasing the diversity and richness of food culture in the region.
Making it big in the retail world with Hassan Ezzeldine, CEO of Spinneys
Having entered the retail space with a convenience store, Hassan Ezzeldine is now at the helm Lebanon’s supermarket powerhouse Spinneys. In an exclusive interview with Hospitality News ME, he describes the company’s formidable position amid challenging market conditions, what drives him as a leader and why he’s optimistic about the future.
Wine moments with Georges J. Daou
Having shifted from electrical engineering to winemaking, Georges J. Daou, founder and owner of DAOU Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles, California, has followed an unusual path. Here, we learn how the Lebanese entrepreneur has achieved his goal of creating wines of unfathomable purity.
Valrhona unveils their 6 latest innovations during Sirha
Celebrating its 100 years, Valrhona has created a range of unique and recognizable aromatic profiles by perfecting techniques for enhancing the flavor of rare cocoa beans grown on land masterfully selected for its terroir. The brand unveiled its latest innovations during Sirha, January 19-23, 2023, where Norohy’s Tadoka won the prestigious Innovation Award.
Wine auction trends of 2022
The fine wine auction market has performed exceptionally well in 2022. Tim Triptree, master of wine and international director of Christie’s wine and spirits department, shares his insights on the wine trends shaping the market and what’s in demand.
Many would list low dosage, lesser-known grape varieties, organic culture and sustainability when referencing champagne trends. While these matter, however, they are individual, niche points of interests. Champagne consultant Carl Edmund Sherman walks us through the vineyards and uncovers the secrets of what’s fizzing in the champagne bubble.