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Merano Wine Festival 2020

IVES was a partner of the Merano Wine Festival (innovation section), a digital event held from 6 to 10 November 2020. During this festival participants attended scientific conferences on cutting-edge topics for the wine industry. Some of the topics covered have been selected from our journals: IVES Technical Reviews and OENO One. You can enjoy the recordings on Merano Wine Festival web platform. […]

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Collective management for landscape and biodiversity conservation in viticulture: The Life + BioDiVine project

Environmental awareness is globally rising among scientific community, politicians and general public. Biodiversity conservation is becoming a concern for farmers. Wine growers have to face new environmental challenges, both through new regulations but also for communication and marketing. Indeed customers and consumers are more and more demanding “green” products, and this also applies to wine. […]

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Conventions and methods towards landscape quality: an application in the Douro (Portugal)

Vineyards are one of the most recognizable icons of the Mediterranean landscapes and of its cultural identity. In Portugal, in the areas where the terroir are particularly adjusted to the vine culture (Appellation of Origin) important changes have been affecting the landscapes, as a result of both European Agricultural Policy and the international trade market […]

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The characteristics of strong territorial brands: the case of Champagne

While most brands belong to individual enterprises, some brands belong to groups of enterprises based in a single territory. This conceptual paper examines the characteristics of these territorial brands using the lens of the wine of Champagne in France. Employing a series of past studies the paper first explores the nature of the territorial brand […]

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On the meaning of looking for terroir perceptions in blind tastings

If one considers as “physical or sensory attributes” of a wine its concentrations of alcohol and of other substances, it can be stated that another class of attributes exists, which can be called “metaphysical attributes”, mainly linked to feelings ignited by terroir information. Therefore, wine consumers can be divided in two categories: a) the common […]

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Conservation: the best valorisation strategy for wine growing areas

Terroir encompasses many elements, including environment, grapes and human inputs that together contribute to the final wine quality of a certain wine growing area. From the actual market situation, a clear trend has being emerging in the last years: only a small part of the total wine demand is oriented to high quality wines, the […]

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Meso-scale future climate modeling (5 km resolution): application over French wine regions under the SRES A2 scenario (2041-2050)

In order to assess climate change at regional scales suitable to viticulture, the outputs of ARPEGE_Climat global model (resolution 0.5°) were downscaled using the Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (RAMS) and nested grids, providing downscaled datasets of 5 km resolution over France. Simulations were performed for two periods: 1991-2000, to assess the method against observations and […]

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Identifying New Zealand Sauvignon blanc terroirs

The concept of terroir is well established in the ‘old world’ wine industry but its use is still relatively new in New Zealand. Marlborough Sauvignon blanc has become a benchmark for Sauvignon blanc around the world. However, under The NZ Geographical Indications (Wines and Spirits) Registration Act 2006, this label covers all the Sauvignon blanc […]

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An internet-based gis application for vineyard site assessment in the U.S. and matching grape variety to site

Vineyard site selection and determination of adapted grape varieties for a site are the most fundamental factors contributing to vineyard success, but can be challenging to ascertain, especially in developing wine regions. The objective of this research is to demonstrate, and describe the development of an internet based, scientifically objective tool to facilitate vineyard site […]

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