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Amorim Academy celebrates 30 years with conference «Climate evolution and challenges for vineyards and wine»

4 Oct / 2022

The Amorim Academy, an international organization created by the Amorim Group with the aim of encouraging research in oenology, knowledge about wine and innovation in viticulture practices, will promote on the 11th of October, at the World of Wine - Gaia (Rua do Choupelo, – Vila Nova de Gaia), from 16:30h, the conference «Climate evolution and the challenges for the vine and wine».

The meeting, which will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Amorim Academy, will be attended by experts from the world of wine, including Jocelyne Pérard, one of the great names in climatology and wine research, professor at the University of Dijon (Burgundy – France) and who is at the head of UNESCO's “Culture et Traditions du vin” commission. The occasion will also serve to award the «Grand Prix Sciences & Recherche».

Chaired by Jean-Marie AURAND, honorary director general of the OIV - International Organization of Vine and Wine, the Amorim Academy thus provides yet another enriching discussion around one of the topics that currently concerns the world of wine so much: climate change. , the balance of the planet and sustainability. In fact, we are currently witnessing worrying changes in global climatic characteristics that could trigger substantial changes in the aromas and flavors of different types of wine.

Furthermore, extreme weather events have been in the news that impact the growth and maturation cycles of vineyards in different producing regions. It is therefore urgent to identify solutions that mitigate the impact of climate change on wine production. Some international experts point to the correct choice of grape varieties, the reorganization of the way the vineyards are planted and the migration of production to other latitudes (and altitudes) as potential alternative paths.

The conference program «Climate evolution and the challenges for vines and wine» also includes the delivery of the «Grand Prix Sciences & Recherche», an award that rewards the winner with a value of 5000 euros for a doctoral thesis in fields that can be as diverse as oenology, sociology and history and whose results have led to new knowledge about wine and its environment.

Amorim Academy, founded in 1992 in France, promotes thematic forums in which it brings together specialists, professionals and people interested in the subject, united in the same passion for wine. Registration is free but limited and can be done by email to

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