The European Commission visits the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences
The visit by the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development took place during the first French viticulture convention which was held in Bordeaux early July.
The visit of Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, was the ideal occasion to sign a regional pact on the development of biological agriculture at the ISVV. It was also an opportunity to refer to the research carried out by Inra and their partners on resistant grapevines and the consumers’ acceptance of the new wines. A debate conference was held on the topic of “Resistant grapevine, grapes and wines of the future?” and was followed by a tasting workshop that demonstrated an experimental economic approach that encourages consumers to accept new wines from resistant grapevines.
Signature of the regional pact for biological agriculture 2017-2020
Phil Hogan’s visit concluded with the signature of a regional pact for biological agriculture. The pact aims to support the development and growth of the Bio sector in the Nouvelle Aquitaine region for the period 2017-2020.
The Commissioner also had the opportunity to meet students from the Erasmus Mundus International Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR). The WINTOUR Master is a joint triple Master program offering a truly integrated study program that takes advantage of the tourism and oenology expertise of the three universities that compose the academic cooperation and their regions: Rovira I Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain), the University of Porto (Portugal) and the University of Bordeaux. These universities are located in highly attractive touristic areas, recognized with the label of UNESCO Human Heritage, and have a long tradition in wine.
> For more information, consult the WINTOUR website.