Tag Archives | insects

A dead truffles fly on a pin, copyright BKWine Photography

Suzukii fly in the vineyard

A brand new insect has made its debut in the French vineyards. This we were told at one of our visits to Champagne a few weeks ago. This insect is called drosophila suzukii and is a fly coming from Japan. It was first seen in Switzerland and in the Rhone Valley, where it lays its […]

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A beehive in the garden

Fermentation thanks to wasps?

An interesting research report concerning the yeast that can be found on the grape skins was published recently. Italian and French researchers believe they have discovered how this yeast on the grape skin has gotten there. Their results show that wasps are harbouring yeast in their digestive system, giving them to his offspring and spreading […]

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Austrian wine, Sander Weissburgunder

Taste of ladybird

We all like ladybirds, don’t we? But maybe not the taste of them! Drinks Business reports from the “Cool climate conference” that recently took place in Tasmania that ladybugs often are seen as a positive presence in the vineyards because they eat insects that could harm the vines. But if you have a lot of […]

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