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Rencontres du Clos-Vougeot – “Wines and grapes: tastes and colors” (2020)

Rencontres du Clos-Vougeot – “Wines and grapes: tastes and colors” (2020)

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  • Under the direction of JOCELYNE PÉRARD and CLAUDINE WOLIKOW
  • Publisher: UNESCO Chair “Wine Culture and Traditions”
  • French language
  • Publication date: 09/2021
  • Number of pages: 282
  • Dimensions: 16x24cm
  • Weight: 545g
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9782918173328

Presentation :

Initiated and organized by the UNESCO Chair “Culture and Traditions of Wine”, the only UNESCO chair in the world on the issue of vines and wine, the Rencontres du Clos Vougeot have the major objective of understanding wine as a cultural product, a vector of civilization, whose enlightened consumption is a true art of living and a philosophy linked to conviviality and sharing, humanist values ​​if ever there were one.
These fourteenth Clos-Vougeot Meetings, which took place on October 1, 2 and 3, 2020, dealt with the theme “Wines and grapes, tastes and colors”. In this work, more than twenty specialists from all disciplines, researchers and professionals, have looked into this incredible sensory and chromatic palette which makes up the grapes and wines of the world. The aim was to precisely evoke this diversity and its changes throughout history and in different vineyards, but also, from technical developments to national and international economic and social changes, to better understand the factors working for this plurality. Furthermore, this work gives answers to many other questions: what receptions do we have of the tastes and colors of wine? Who prescribes good or bad taste? What phenomena explain
The aroma or tone of a wine? What does a taste of terroir mean? ...
Thus, in a dynamic approach, this work firstly returns to what makes the taste of wines and grapes with, first of all, an important place reserved for historical processes. From the Etruscans to the economic crisis of the interwar period, from the Romans to the Australian producers of the end of the 19th century, including the Bordeaux winegrowers and drinkers of the Middle Ages, the different contributions explore the sensory and chromaticity of grapes and wines. But, on a much smaller scale, the reader can also discover the chemical history which also plays out in the vats and explains the colors and perfumes of the wines.
Secondly, the collection focuses on the impressive range of tastes and colors of wines and grapes around the world. This wide range arises first of all from important territorial particularities, whether it is Greek retsina, Swiss rosé or even Portuguese vinho verde. But this taste or visual plurality also arises from consumers' perception of it and the way in which their senses are engaged. Here, the work explores the recesses of the brain and its ability to perceive wines, it reviews the evolution of the tasting lexicon, and evokes the place of the human senses in the discovery of wines. Finally, and to provide a complete look at the question, this volume focuses on the limits, the margins, and even the divergences of this universe.
These are, for example, the extraordinary colors of vineyards affected by diseases or fungi, the defects of the wines, or even the constraints of the regulatory frameworks for tasting.
Contrary to the adage which says that tastes and colors cannot be discussed, this work precisely proposes, under the prism of the vine and the wine, to better understand what makes their multiplicity and their richness as much as the diversity of their perceptions.

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