Special Issue "Climate Change and Wine: New Frontiers toward Sustainable Winemaking"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Giuseppe Di Vita
Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Italy
Interests: Consumer behaviour, Agro-food Marketing, Agricultural economics, Organic and sustainable productions, Economics of healthy food products, Novel foods markets, Wine marketing and business, Quality management in food industry, Rural development, Business and management of agro-food firms, Aquaculture and fishery systems
Prof. Dr. Francesco Caracciolo
Guest Editor
Associate Professor at the Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II
Interests: Development & Agricultural Economics: Household strategies and rural livelihood diversification, food security and rural poverty, methodologies for evaluating on-farm conservation projects, assessment of ecosystem services, contract farming. - Food Economics: Consumer behaviour, food marketing, consumer food choice and related issues concerning food systems.
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change is increasingly impacting all agricultural-based production systems, including wine sector. Even if the impact of climate change may have different implications on wine production depending on specific area, traditional wine producer regions are more frequently exposed to higher temperatures and water deficits, reducing yields and modifying wine quality. Thus, climate adaptation and mitigation strategies are needed to preserve the production from local and traditional grapes varieties.  Similarly, apprehension about the potential effects of global warming has increased scientists’ interest in assessing future impacts and consequences on both production and consumption sides. As a fact, wine sector is requested to adapt to these potential impacts, as well as reducing greenhouse gas emissions related to its activities for ensuring sustainable transitions towards a changing environment.

At the same time, a growing demand from consumers and policies for more sustainable wines can be observed, which requires R&D investments in cleaner technologies and eco-efficiency without major changes in the local traditional practices formalized and protected by the EU quality schemes.

Within this framework, this special issue aims to collect rigorous studies and researches that highlight the challenges and opportunities of sustainable winemaking in a changing climate.

Prof. Giuseppe Di Vita
Prof. Francesco Caracciolo
Guest Editors

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  • sustainable wine industry
  • environmental consciousness
  • locally-grown wines
  • firm’s strategies
  • sustainable certification
  • biodynamic and vegan wines
  • introduction of p.i.w.i. varieties
  • enhancement of rootstocks and irrigation practices
  • bio-technological and eco-friendly innovations
  • yeast selection

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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