Technology has truly transformed every industry in the world and winemaking is no exception to this evolution. Using automation and AI, most of the work that required manual labor at first is now handled by machines with zero chances of error and no compromise on quality wines. But the question is how the winemaking industry is being influenced through technology specifically and what positive changes it has brought within that shaped the industry as we see today. Let’s look at some of the recent technological innovations that are changing the age-old industry for the better.
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Mobile applications are ruling the world in every way. Almost everything that you might need on a daily basis, can be controlled using a mobile application. These applications don’t demand too much space on your phone and offer a ton of flexibility in managing almost every aspect of the business.
Wine cellar applications are designed for people to keep check of their inventory and can make prior arrangements before anything falls short. There are tons of applications available on the app stores and regardless of what app you choose to go with, they all help wine cellar owners to manage their work more efficiently (Herrero et al 2015).
Many people have a wine preference and they consume nothing but the ones they tried in the past. Regardless of what sentimental of quality preference they have, it is important to keep track of the customer’s wine choice. Wine tracking systems understand a customer’s preference for the type of wine based on the brand, label, taste, and age. It helps the provider to understand what kind of wines is the customer looking for and can make suitable suggestions based on those factors (Cimino & Marcelloni 2012).
Wine enthusiasts are often looking for new wines tastes and they are often found in a wine tasting from time to time. Keeping detailed information about which wine you liked and the ones you didn’t can help the consumer understand their personal preferences. It is not easy to remember every single wine that you have tasted because it involves drinking wine, so you cannot be too sober to remember anything. The best thing about this software is that it allows you to rate your wines along with many other personalized features that you simply cannot find in a notebook (Olkin et al 2015).
The software also helps the user in determining which wines to go for based on the notes. Some sophisticated software also allows you to get wine recommendations according to the occasion or for a birthday gift. You can also search for related food pairings, taste profiles, and specific brands, etc.
Growing concerns about the negative effect of sugar use have prompted new spending to cross countries, for example, the United Kingdom, carbonated drinks, and drinks loaded with sugar being mentioned as a specific vehicle for propensities of the buyer. Beverage organizations are struggling to reduce or reduce the consumption of sugar as the publicity of sugar multiplies. However, could innovation help?
Israeli start-up Better Juice has developed an innovative innovation agreement that reduces the measurement of ordinary sugar in the juice. The technology uses the common enzymatic action in non-GMO small-scale living things to transform fructose, glucose, and sucrose into organic products into characteristic non-absorbable strands and sugars. According to the organization, foreplay with some beverage organizations revealed that the technology was effectively reducing the sugars in pressed orange in the range of 30% to 80% (FSA, 2017).
There are many technologies that are used in wineries as well. IoT and automation technologies help drink manufacturers in attaining the benefits of the industrial revolution. These technologies are more efficient, cost-effective, and offer better safety to the staff. One of the examples of smart manufacturing is the smart sensor. Smart sensors were introduced to make packaging lines better, making it easier to fill beverage in a range of formats and sizes on the fly. It also collects data simultaneously, enabling the beverage manufacturers to keep a close eye on their supplies and track the condition of the filling equipment.
These are software that pulls information from online platforms such as discussion forums and social media. This tool is highly effective and beneficial for wineries because it provides data based on consumer feedback which is genuine and reliable. The tool helps wineries better understand their consumer’s preferences and choices, both good and bad. The software is powerful enough to ensure that wineries are always producing high-quality wines and consumers like it as well (RICK BURKE et al 2017).
All in all, the wine industry is more dynamic and sophisticated than ever in history. It is the technology that drives the business on the path to progress. With time there is no denying that the industry will evolve more and people will be getting better quality and high satisfaction from wine products.
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Olkin, I., Lou, Y., Stokes, L., & Cao, J. (2015). Analyses of wine-tasting data: A tutorial. Journal of Wine Economics, 10(1), 4-30.
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