2 years after the first International Congress at the world’s most important wine exhibition (SIMEI) in Milan, the 2015 International Congress brought experts and stakeholders from all over the globe to discuss sustainable wine and how sensory analysis can also be used to determine whether a sustainable wine is also good. As a wine hobbyist (yes, that also means I really enjoy drinking it!) I’m keen to support the socio-cultural, aesthetic and gustatory aspects of retaining a sustainable world for future generations.
Not only the 60 selected stakeholders at the front get to voice their thoughts – the many interested members of the public who attended the international congress are also encouraged to vote!
Illustrious wine experts on how to define sustainability in wine production and consumption
There is an urgent need to be clearer and more definitive on how we interpret “sustainability” in the wine chain!
The stakeholders and experts are joined by a “sounding board” made up of wine production students.
Stakeholders really used the questions to brainstorm together!
Wine chain stock-take – quick mind map to visually record the main messages
A great discussion starter!
Day 2 on sensory analysis also sees stakeholders and experts joined by a different “sounding board” made up of wine production students.
Experts using my visuals to debrief – love it!