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Agronomic and qualitative behaviour of cv. Tempranillo according to three vine spacing on two different hydric-edaphic situations in the Duero river valley

The knowledge of the influence of soil conditions on the effects that different plant densities provoke in the agronomic grapevine behaviour becomes very interesting since it allows to focus the vineyard management on the optimization of the natural, hydric and human resources.This work is focused on the study of the vegetative, productive and qualitative behaviour […]

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Developing an integrated viticulture in the upper part of the hill Somló

The hill Somló looks like a huge island wich jumps out of the see, a few kilometers away from the slope of Bakony highland and on the edge of the Hungarian small plane. Viticulture has started on the slopes of the hill few thousand years ago, but because of the latest technological development and economical […]

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Effect of potential crop on vine water constraint

It is important to quantify the effect of potential crop on vine water constraint in order to adapt vine-growing consulting and vine management to the Mediterranean climate conditions. Experiments were conducted during two years running (2006 and 2007) on varieties Grenache and Syrah in a situation of high water constraint in the Rhône Valley. Yields […]

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Characterization of varieties named ‘Caiño’ cultivated from Northwest of Spain

The ‘Caiño’ cultivar was cultivated in Galicia (Northwestern Spain) before the invasion of grape phylloxera. Genetic diversity from this cultivar have been described and considered as originating in Galicia, ‘Caiño Tinto’, ‘Caiño Bravo’, ‘Caiño Redondo’, ‘Caiño Longo’ and ‘Caiño Blanco’. ‘Caiño’ was recommended as a principal cultivar for new plantations in the ‘Ribeiro’ Designation of […]

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Integration of the AOC and terroir concepts by future professionals of the international wine sector

A survey has been conducted on 32 students and 25 former students of 28 nationalities of an international master course training executives of the international Wine sector. They were asked about their perception of the concept of terroir, its potential application in their professional life and home country and the link they make between European […]

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Reasoning a Terroir policy on the basis of the prospective study of the French wine sector

The prospective study of the French wine sector (Sebillotte et al., 2004) has identified “groups of micro-scenarios” at the end of the analysis of the characteristics of this wine sector. These groups, which have been defined from correlations between ‘structural’ variables, are activated by ‘driving’ variables, which are supposed either to be active or not, […]

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The relationship of wine store customers with the areas of production, considering provenance and tourism

This work aims at identifying the most appropriate marketing strategies to inform consumers of the global market about the added value of the wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia. In view of agricultural products, wine very often assumes an added value resulting from ties with local production and its excellence. In order to analyze the relationship […]

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The representation of the vines: from symbol to spectacle

Landscapes such as its representation express values, beliefs and intentions of the individuals and the communities that produce them. The ideals of landscape are cultural believes capable to produce culture (Joliet, 1996). The representation can be defined as an organized process of information centered in the subjective interpretation of the individual, or group, to an […]

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Research summary on the use of Terroir as a wine purchasing cue

Due to the current challenging nature of the global wine market, and recent growth in number and strength of competitors from non-traditional wine producing countries, European wine producers are focussing on the potential to develop a competitive advantage through the concept of terroir. However, there are noteworthy challenges to this particular marketing strategy, not least […]

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Fractal analysis as a tool for delimiting guarantee of quality areas

The pioneering work of Mandelbrot in the 70’s for building the fractal theory lead rapidly to many interesting applications in different fields such as earth sciences and economy. Even if agronomy and environment sciences have not yet much explored this theoretical tool they could allow a lot of applications.This paper gives two concrete examples of […]

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