Special Issue "Quality Control and Process Monitoring of Grape and Wine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 2365
Interests: innovative wine and food technologies; low-input enology; wine quality; process control; winemaking and food by-product valorization
Wine quality begins to be already managed from the vineyard through grape analysis at different levels: on field, on a lab scale, and also at grape delivery to the winery. Several approaches, analytical methodologies, and instrumentations may be adopted for the determination of various parameters useful for the evaluation of grape quality, ripeness, and phytosanitary status.
Moreover, wineries should have valuable tools to monitor the progress of wine production and wine quality. In addition to the main indicator of the alcoholic and malolactic fermentation, several other parameters can help winemakers to better control the production process and determine the final taste, quality, or flavor of the wine.
Some conventional control procedures are tedious, expensive, and time consuming, and require bulky instrumentation and skilled technicians. Alternative and sustainable analytical tools that provide fast, precise, low-cost analysis, automation, and portability can be adopted, such as mono- and multi-parametric offline systems or real-time sensors with optical or electrochemical detection modes.
This Special Issue addresses and encourages the submission of manuscripts that cover a wide range of novel approaches, solutions, analytical methods, and instrumentations for the control of grape and wine quality. We hope that you will consider submitting your research and we look forward to your collaboration.
Dr. Andrea Natolino
Manuscript Submission Information
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- process control
- on-line monitoring