Special Issue "New Insights into Microbial Interactions for Sustainable Winemaking"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2021.
Interests: microbiology; food microbiology; food safety; food quality; biotechnology; microbial interactions; yeasts; lactic acid bacteria; acetic acid bacteria; bacterial pathogens; bacteriophages; biocontrol; fermented foods; wine; beer; dairy products; cheese; bakery products
Interests: microbiology; biotechnology; wine microbiology; microbial biodiversity; Saccharomyces and non-Saccharomyces yeasts, Brettanomyces bruxellensis, yeast physiology; malolactic bacteria; melatonin; microbial biocontrol
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What will be the future of wine?
The answer to this question represents a great challenge for many reasons such as the environmental sustainability of the productive chain, the economic and social impact in some vine-growing areas and the rising criticism of alcohol consumption.
This Special Issue aims to provide a better understanding and exploitation of microbial interactions, rethinking wine as a more sustainable and healthier food. Advancements in grape and wine microbiology and technology addressed to the following areas will be considered for publication:
- the role of plant-associated microorganisms to cope with abiotic stress;
- fungi and bacteria in biocontrol of grapevines and grapes;
- a reduction in harmful chemical content in wine, like ethanol, biogenic amines, mycotoxins and sulphites, by use of innovative microbial applications;
- the exploitation of microbial interactions to control wine spoilage;
- the enhancement of wine quality by exploiting its nutraceutical features and improving its sensory characteristics;
- innovative low alcoholic beverages and non-alcoholic drinks addressed to an efficient, circular and zero waste production.
Prof. Roberto Carmine Foschino
Prof. Dr. Ileana Vigentini
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- bio-active compounds in grape and wine
- bio-protection grape-related bacteria
- grape-related fungi
- harmful chemicals reduction in winemaking
- innovation in winemaking
- innovative beverages from grape
- microbial interactions
- nutraceuticals in wine
- sustainable winemaking
- vine-associated microorganisms
- waste reduction in winemaking
- wine microorganisms
- wine quality
- wine safety
- wine spoilage