Speakers
Biology and behavior of Chenin blanc in a changing environment

Jean-Michel BOURSIQUOT

Jean-Michel Boursiquot is professor of ampelography at Montpellier SupAgro (formerly the National School of Agronomy of Montpellier). An internationally recognized expert in the description and determination of wine-growing species (ampelography).

Pr. Johan BURGER

Professor of Molecular Genetics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Etienne
GOULET

Etienne Goulet is the IFV's Regional manager for the  Val de Loire branch. He is responsible for the safeguarding, the promotion and the development of his sector  whilst taking into account the differents opportunities and constraints of the environment and adapting to them. 

Olivier 

ZEKRI

A viticulturist advisor, specialized in grafting process, Olivier Zekri is an Innovations & Process Manager at Pépinières Mercier, one of the biggest grapevines nursery in the world. Before that, he traveled to India and Argentina in order to gain new viticulture experience. 

Virginie 
GRONDAIN

Virginie Gondrain is a Lab Technician at the IFV (French Wine and Vine Institute) and works with the Val de Loire-Centre branch. Her work and research focusses on the safeguarding, the selection and creation of grape varieties.

Lilian

BERILLON

 In 2007, he was selling millions of vines.Yet, he decided to redirect the family business to the sale of rare plant material that could withstand disease and climate change. Convinced supporter of organic and biodynamic, he is now recognized as one of the pioneers of the French wine revival. Lilian Bérillon is also known for the book "the day when there will be no more wine" that he co-signs with the journalist Laure Gasparotto.

Henri

GALINIE

Henri Galinié worked at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Tours. Professor in archeology at the University François-Rabelais Tours since 1992, he was director of theses for many PhD students in History.He now has the title of honorary research director and devotes himself to the history of the encépagement of Touraine and holds an ampelography blog.

Irina

VON HOLDT

Irina von Holdt is Cape Wine Master. Journalist.  She owns the Old Vin Wine Cellar.

Patrick 
BAUDOUIN

Patrick Baudouin Wine Maker Domaine Patrick Baudouin. Author of many articles on chenin. Vice President Academie du Chenin. 

Chenin blanc world history

Heritage elements of Chenin blanc landscapes

Thierry

PELLOQUET

Thierry Pelloquet is the chief heritage curator of the Maine-et-Loire department. He's mission is to study, classify, preserve, maintain, enrich, enhance and promote the heritage of the department.

Claude 

METTAVANT

Thierry Pelloquet is the chief heritage curator of the Maine-et-Loire department. He's mission is to study, classify, preserve, maintain, enrich, enhance and promote the heritage of the department.

André

MORGENTHAL

 In 2001, he joined Wines of South Africa (WOSA) as Communications Manager with a focus on media relations, as well as a mandate for wine tourism and to represent the South African wine industry in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

In 2016 he resigned from WOSA to start his own business, among other ventures assisting Rosa Kruger with the Old Vine Project (OVP).ine Project  SA Founder

Chenin blanc: an asset for climat change ? 

Isabelle Lajeunesse is a research professor and senior lecturer in geography. She currently teaches in Tours focusing on "research on the impact of human activities on water and the integrated management of this resource." Her participation in European programs has fueled her interdisciplinary vision necessary to adapt to the impacts of climate change".

After spending more than a decade in the Hospitality industry Marco Ventrella at 29 years old, decided to Study Viticulture at Elsenburg Agricultural College.
He started his career as a technical assistant at Graham Beck in 2003

Agronomist Engineer (1970) and Doctor Agronomist Engineer (1974) by the Higher Technical School of Agricultural Engineers of Madrid. Diploma of Superior Specialist in Viticulture and Enology (1972). University professor at the UPM (1983-). Professor and coordinator of Viticulture in the Master of Viticulture and Enology of the UPM (1974-).

Hervé

HANNIN

Thierry Pelloquet is the chief heritage curator of the Maine-et-Loire department. He's mission is to study, classify, preserve, maintain, enrich, enhance and promote the heritage of the department.

Isabelle

LAJEUNESSE

Marco

VENTRELLA

Vicente

SOTES

Viticulture and winemaking itineraries of Chenin blanc in a changing environment

Taste, tastes of Chenin blanc wines.

Hélène Nieuwoudt is a senior researcher at the Institute for Wine Biotechnology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and conducted research on Chenin Blanc for the past 9 years. Over the years,  10 postgraduate students have been working in our group, and we investigated chemical, sensory and consumer aspects. 

Gabriel

LEPOUSEZ

Gabriel Lespousez (Grand Entretien RVF April 2019), neurobiologist, researcher at the Institut Pasteur, is conducting studies to better understand the link between the brain, the senses, olfactory and taste, culture and wine tasting.

David
BIRAUD

DAVID BIRAUD, guest of honor, best sommelier of France in 2002 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2004, finalist in 2016 of the Contest of the Best Sommelier of the World where he ranks 2nd, chief sommelier of the Mandarin Oriental

Dr Helen

NIEUWOUDT

Pascal

POUPAULT

Engineer in Oenology, Pascal Poupault works at the IFV in the Val de Loire region. He carries out several missions including research for the improvement of aromas of white wines.

Economic challenges for Chenin blanc wines

Jérémy
ARNAUD

consultant Terroir Manager

Wine civilization, Chenin blanc's imaginary world. Wine tourism as creator of the storrytelling.

Jonathan

STEYN

Jonathan Steyn is a former restauranteur, wine judge and wine columnist. He has an academic background in business administration and holds an international master’s degree in wine business.

Fanny 
GILLET

Fanny Gillet is Head of Economic Observatory & Research department at Interloire. She is in charge of the analysis and the treatment of the databases as well as the construction of computer tools to allow the optimiation of their treatment. These studies make it possible to have an eye on the present and another on the future.

Ken 
FORRESTER

President South Africa Chenin Blanc Association and owner: Ken Forrester vienyards

Jérémy

ARNAUD

Head of Economics at Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (2004-2006) then Marketing Director at Interprofessional Wine Union of Cahors (2006-2008), Jérémy Arnaud is today founder and CEO of Terroir Manager.

André MORGENTHAL

 In 2001, he joined Wines of South Africa (WOSA) as Communications Manager with a focus on media relations, as well as a mandate for wine tourism and to represent the South African wine industry in the Great Wine Capitals Global Network.

In 2016 he resigned from WOSA to start his own business, among other ventures assisting Rosa Kruger with the Old Vine Project (OVP).ine Project  SA Founder

Danièle SALLENAVE

Danièle Sallenave is a writer, member of  the  prestigious Academie  Française

Laurence

GUERIN

Laurence Guérin works at the IFV as head of the Tours unit. She works on improving the aromas of Cabernet Franc red wines and the characterization of commercial enzyme preparations

Paul de

SURMONT

Paul de Surmont is an aggregated and versatile oenologist with an atypical career. Always ready to take on new challenges, he has made 10 vinifications in 6 different regions (Burgundy, Bordeaux, Provence, Rhone Nord, Loire). He also has a good experience in the communication of oenology and sciences.Today, he is Director of Litov laboratory.

Valeria

PANZERI

Ambroise

BECOT

Ambroise Becot Responsible for Agriculture and Biodiversity at Chambre Agriculture 49

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