Science & Wine 2019 followed the success of the first National Conference in 2017, also held in Porto, and addressed the multitude of issues associated with wine technology, chemistry and biochemistry, health and environmentally sustainable development of wine industry. The topic chosen for this 1st Science & Wine World Congress was “The Wine of the Future”. The Congress brought together the experience of experts from industry, academia, research institutions, service providers, regulatory agencies and policy makers to design the wine that will be consumed in the future. It was discussed how new technological advances could be used towards to wine production increase and wine quality improvement. Wine authenticity, wine health effects and sustainable practices of wine production are issues considered by consumers in their purchasing processes, therefore these issues were also discussed. The main conclusion of the Congress was that the wine of the future must be designed by a multidisciplinary team. It was also shown that researchers want to participate in these discussions and answer positively to these challenges. This congress showed that great advances are being attained in different areas such as viticulture, vine and wine technology, wine analysis and sensorial experience.
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