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Phil Hogan visits the l’Institut des sciences de la vigne et du vin

Phil Hogan visits the l'Institut des sciences de la vigne et du vin

The first congress of French viticulture  took place in Bordeaux from July 5th to 7th at ISVV, with the special participation of Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development.

This visit made it possible to discuss the research conducted by INRA and its partners around resistant grape varieties and the acceptability of new wines by consumers. The conference debate "Resistant grape varieties, grapes and wines of the future?" was followed by a tasting workshop, aiming to present the European Commissioner an experimental economy approach allowing the consumers to accept these new wines made from resistant grape varieties.

Signature of the Regional Ambitious Pact for Organic Agriculture 2017-2020

The visit of Phil Hogan ended with the conclusion of a pact of regional ambition for organic agriculture to support the development and growth of the entire organic sector of New Aquitaine in the period 2017- 2020.

The Pact was signed by Pierre Dartout, Major of the Region of New Aquitaine, Alain Rousset, President of the Regional Council of New Aquitaine, Dominique Graciet, President of the Regional Chamber of Agriculture New Aquitaine, Philippe Lassalle Saint-Jean, President of InterBio New Aquitaine, Dominique Marion, President of FRAB Nouvelle-Aquitaine, in the presence of Manuel Tunon de Lara, President of the University of Bordeaux and Alain Blanchard, Director of ISVV.

Phil Hogan was also able to meet the talented students from the first intake of our programme, who are doing their second semester of studies at the University of Bordeaux - ISVV. He congratulated the coordinators for the initiative of creating such an international programme combining knowledge of tourism and oenology.

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