Welcome to the 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine

May 29th – June 2nd 2017, Sofia, Bulgaria

Invitation of Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann, President of OIV

Invitation of Rumen Porodzanov, Minister of Agriculture and Food in Bulgaria

“Vine & Wine: Science and Economy, Culture and Education”

Topics on the 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine
  • Sustainable viticulture: strategic approaches to implementation, management and development
  • Breeding and Genetics: prerequisite for a systematic approach to face the challenges of the sector
  • Geographical zoning: impact on the quality of the grapes, choice of variety, agricultural equipment, technology and the spread of certain diseases
  • Dried and Table grapes: prospects for sustainable development and production
  • Raw materials and oenological practices: managing their impact for the production of quality wines
  • Chemical analysis and microbiology: systems to control the quality of the final product
  • Organic production: challenges for the grapes and wine
  • Aroma compounds: characteristic of autochthonous vine varieties
  • Wine consumption safety: management systems, implementation and standard’s control
  • Grape, wine and consumption: health aspects, alternative use of grape products
  • Social responsibility: role in the development of the regions, preservation of the wine cultural heritage and consumer expectation and education
  • Allergens and Toxins compounds
  • Marketing of wine products: competitiveness and improvement
  • Global markets: impact on education and structure of the sector
  • Innovative business models for building and market positioning of new wineries
  • Legal protection for fair wine production