Institutions from the main world wine areas supported the event: Italy, France, Spain, Chile, Brazil, Australia, South Africa, Portugal and USA were all present through their associations such as PTV-Plataforma Tecnologica del Vino, AWRI-Australian Wine Research Institute, ASVO-Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology, SASEV-South African Society of Enology and Viticulture.
Science at the service of wine
OIV provided the scientific support, attracting more than 100 abstracts from 13 countries submitted to compete in the first edition of the Enoforum Contest, on the basis of their relevance for modern and innovative wine production. An international Scientific Committee, composed this year of 86 scientists from 17 countries, selected them and the authors of the 42 best ranked works shortlisted for the award presented their researches during the Enoforum Web Conference. The works covered a wide range of innovative topics for the wine industry, such as the use of artificial intelligence and precision approach for vineyard management, copper reduction strategies, new varieties dealing with the adversity of climate changes, use of ultrasounds in winemaking, new methods for tannin estimation and quantification of phenol content, different tools for wine authenticity. The best ones were awarded a 10,000€ prize by Enoforum plus additional prizes made available by Oenoppia, SIMEI-UIV and Assoenologi for specific categories.
Different webinar sessions for all participants to the Enoforum Web Conference were devoted to viticulture, grapes, cellars and wines approaching a wide range of issues from a scientific point of view.
«OIV immediately endorsed Vinidea's idea which gives a vast number of wine professionals, both men and women, the chance to access the sector's latest scientific outcomes and accomplishments globally – said Pau Roca, OIV General Director – The web allow such access also to young generations, and to those winemakers living in lesser known wine areas who find it hard to get in touch with researchers». Among the participants, there were 320 students and 340 winemakers from 50 countries located in minor wine areas.
«We're deeply satisfied of the event's success – said Gianni Trioli, Vinidea's President and the mind behind Enoforum – It's the result of more than 20 years of hard work, building a vast network of international contacts and developing new tools to make scientific knowledges about wine available to our sector's professionals. Actually Enoforum Web Conference is of key importance for scientific divulgation globally, researchers here get a unique chance to stand out in front of the world of wine».
Vinidea is a service company founded in 1998 in Ponte dell'Olio (Piacenza, Italy) by its actual President, Gianni Trioli, and specialized in communication between researchers and winemakers. It organized more than 500 seminars and courses, more than 100 congresses and 80 study tours in many winemaking countries. It took part in 12 European projects and is involved in 11 projects under the European Regional Development Fund. Vinidea launched the congress Enoforum in 2000 and since then it's been hosted in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Since 2002 it publishes the online magazine Infowine in six languages.