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Wine Industry and Key Stakeholders Join Forces to Define Sustainability

For the first time, more than 40 key actors in the production and marketing of wine around the world have joined forces to accelerate action as sustainability challenges mount. The newly formed Sustainable Wine Roundtable (SWR) is a unique coalition of leading wine brands, small producers,...

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Organizing Help for Flood Vicitims

Hochschule Geisenheim University is coordinating professional support for the "green sector" in cooperation with partners and sponsors and the Geisenheim Alumni Association (VEG)

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2021 OIV Research Grants to Support Priority Programs

Within the framework of developing its Strategic Plan, the OIV (International Organization of Vine and Wine) grants research scholarships on a yearly basis to support priority programs. The scholarships are granted for a short period (six months to fifteen months maximum) and provided for specific...

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Geisenheim Professor Appointed OIV Honorary President

Prof. Dr. Monika Christmann, Head of the Department of Enology at Hochschule Geisenheim University, chaired the 19th OIV General Assembly (International Organization of Vine and Wine) in Paris on July 12, 2021, standing in for the outgoing President and new Vice President, Regina Vanderlinde, who...

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Hochschule Geisenheim University Receives Funding for a Project for Biological Control of Spotted Wing Drosophila

The invasive drosophila suzukii, commonly known as spotted wing drosophila, has become a serious fruit crop pest in Germany and Europe, causing severe damage to berry fruits, cherries and (red) grapevines. So far, there are no effective biological control methods. Therefore, the research project...

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German Council of Science and Humanities Recommends Funding of "Viticulture Adaptation Center for Sustainability and Climate Change (VITA)" at Hochschule Geisenheim University

About 32.6 million euros for a new science building for viticulture, sustainability and climate change – the German Council of Science and Humanities has recommended the funding of Hochschule Geisenheim University’s application.

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Cooking Wine

The term "cooking wine" can either refer to regular wines used for cooking or to wines with higher salt levels or special preservatives that were added to achieve a more stable product once opened. (Wine Spectator, 2019) As alcohol can break down fats and make meat more tender, it is favorably used...

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Survey on "Online Wine Tastings"

In cooperation with WineTourism.com, Hochschule Geisenheim University is conducting an international survey on "Online Wine Tastings".

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Wine in Virtual Reality – Simulating the Vacation Feeling

Geisenheim researchers are simulating wine tasting situations in virtual realities as part of the joint project WITALITY – Wine in Virtual Reality

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Hochschule Geisenheim University Becomes Application Partner in Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence

The new Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence, funded by the State of Hesse, brings together cutting-edge research, practical orientation and knowledge transfer to industry and society in a way that is unique in Germany. As an application partner, Hochschule Geisenheim University is part of the...

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