Highlights of the Xth Terroir Congress (7/7 – 7/10) in Tokaj, Hungary At Terroir Congress, participants from all over the world discussed the most recent findings in viticulture. Attendees came from diverse backgrounds (PhD students, UNESCO and OIV members, vineyard owners, full-time researchers or winemakers) and from diverse fields (viticulture, […]

The purpose of this discussion is to sharpen critical views of new methods as they arise. It aims at understanding the limitations and benefits of new techniques to improve our ability to optimize water use. Surface renewal (SR) is an interesting and powerful method, particularly for large acreage showing a […]

The climatic context before and after budbreak plays a very important role in shaping the vintage effect. Temperature accumulation and soil moisture availability initialize the plant cycle with carry over consequences that can last until harvest. Before budbreak: Abundance or scarcity of water in the ground will affect root activity. […]

The Fruition blog is dedicated to dissecting current vintage effect on vineyard production worldwide. It is rooted in research in oenology and viticulture and is based on vine physiological data. It provides well-informed insights on how the ongoing vintage is shaping the vineyard and ultimately the wine. On a regular […]