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Vineyard Data Quantification Society Conference in Portugal

Quinta da Gaivosa (Domingos Alves de Sousa), Cumieira, Santa Marta de Penaguião

The 19th annual Vineyard Data Quantification Society Conference will take place from May 30, 2012 to June 2, 2012, in Coimbra and Viseu, Portugal. This meeting is organized by the Vineyard Data Quantification Society (“VDQS”). This year, we are pleased to host a special session with a special topic on Wine & Laws or Regulation, chaired by Dr. Théodore Georgopoulos, of the Université de Reims ChampagneArdenne. 


  1. Impacts of laws and rules (tax, customs, environment, etc.) on localization and the value of the vineyards, business characteristics (and transmission), production, wine marketing, advertising, consumption of wines and their consequences.
  2. Evolution of judicial practices in the wine sector
  3. Harmonization of legislation (European and world level) 
  4. Other topics include wine sustainability and sustainable development, marketing and management, evolution and institutions, and gastronomic studies. Research topics also include traditional topics, such as economics, marketing and management, wine industries in economics, quality & gastronomy, wine development, and wine and society.

More information is available at Vineyard Data Qualification Society and Le Temps Jusqu’au 13 Fevrier Pour Presenter Des Travaux Participants L’« ŒNOMETRIE » XIX.

Photograph property of Lindsey A. Zahn.

Domenico Cavallo


Domenico is the founder and president of the Wine and Law Program Alumni Association. He is a graduate of the first graduating class of the Wine and Law Program at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, where he received a university diploma in Wine Law and the European Union. Additionally, he received a Master II from the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in Viticulture and Spirits Law. He currently works with the Assemblée des Régions Européennes Viticoles ("AREV").

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