Tracks

Track 1: Technology for wine analysis

  • What type of wine do you want to drink? The nanotechnology engineered wine.
  • Could portable electronic tongue replace human panelists to measure toxic substances and make objective analysis in wine?
  • Could electronic tongue be used as analytical tool dedicated to qualitative and quantitative assessment of wine production?
  • Is really needed to develop a simple device that can mimic the human sense of smell to be used in routine industrial applications?

Track 2: New technological trends in wine production

  • Which are the novel processing applications to improve wine quality characteristics?
  • The inevitable application of big data to wine production!
  • Recent advances in precision viticulture and robotics applied to the vineyard.

Track 3: The consumers of the future

  • Drink or not drink wine? A science communication question?
  • Is the reduction of the SO2 amount in wines a decisive strategy for the wine industry?
  • Does supplying organic wines enhance a firm’s brand image?
  • Consumer perceptions of luxury wines: the example of ice wines.
  • There is a future for wines like the blue ones?
  • The impact of wine on aging and longevity

Track 4: Sustainable viticulture

  • Use of different vine species and varieties in viticulture: be prepared to climate change.
  • Sustainable viticulture: water quality/treatment, viticulture waste, and energy-related issues.
  • What is the wine’s carbon footprint size, and how can technology reduce it?

Track 5: Fate and biotransformation of wine residues industry

  • Use of wine by-products in animal nutrition and in agriculture.
  • What’s new in biopotential of wine by-products applied in the pharmaceutical industry?

Track 6: Future strategies for wine traceability and authenticity

  • Recent advances in fingerprinting techniques in wine authenticity and traceability
  • Have DNA-methodologies potential to be applied for wine authenticity purposes?