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Talca - CL - september 4-7, 2013

  • Brief Note
  • Press Releases
  • Five plenary sessions (keynote speeches) provided by:

    • Tim COELLI, Prof. at the School of Economics, University of Queensland, Australia,
      Winner of the VDQS 2012 Award
      "The Economics of Wine in Australia: Supply, Demand and Product Differentiation"
    • Christian FELZENSZTEIN, University Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago du Chile:
      "International Marketing Strategies in Wine Clusters: Insights from the Southern Hemisphere"
    • Gregory V. JONES, Prof. Faculty of Environmental Studies, Southern Oregon University, United States of America
      "Climate, Grapes, and Wine: Structure and Suitability in a Variable and Changing Climate"
    • Yerko MORENO, from the University of Talca, Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias and director of the Centro Tecnológico de la Vid y el Vino (CTVV):
      "Research and Development in the Chilean Wine Industry"

    Debriefing of the Talca Conference

    TALCA CONFERENCE

    A BRIEF NOTE:


    62 contributions, 17 nationalities,
    3 Days of conference, one day of"tourism"
    For the first time this year a video conferencegrâce and discussion were held thanks to Skype!
    Next year we plan to open access to any member of the Association for a video conference that concerns primarily the lectures of keynote speakers.

    AWARDS GRANTED IN TALCA
    (access to abstracts and presentations below)

    design by Samantha Schmid (glass artist)




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    The president of the scientific committee Marie-Claude PICHERY congratulate Jeremy JELLIFFE under the watchful eye of the new president of VDQS Pavel TOMŠIK
    The winner of the Enometrics Award 2013, awarded with the trophy of Samantha Schmid is:
    Jeremy JELLIFFE (University of Conneticut, US) for his paper:

    "Wine Grape Price Variability as an Indicator of Fruit Quality Evidence from a Sample of Chilean Vineyards"

    The presentation as ppt

       

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    from left to right: Pavel TOMŠIK, president of VDQS, Javier TRONCOSO, president of the local committee and Rob HARRINGTON
    The Award of the University of Talca goes to:
    Robert HARRINGTON (University of Arkansas, US - who obtained the local award also last year in Viseu) for his paper:

    "Food and Wine Pairing. The Effect of Education and Test Repetition on Hedonic and Intensity Ratings"

    The presentation as ppt

       

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    from left to right: Hernan PAILLAN, dean of the University of Talca, Javier TRONCOSO, president of the local committee and Tim COELLI
    ... and a special award was given by the dean of the university of Talca: Hernan PAILLAN
    to our keynote speaker Tim COELLI (University of Queensland, AU) for his plenary speech:

    "The Economics of Wine in Australia: Supply, Demand and Product Differentiation"

    Tim Coelli was awarded last year in Viseu with the VDQS Award!

    The presentation as ppt

    PRESS RELEASES

    Press Release 1

    Incredible! All qualitative rankings of wines are WRONG! All comparatives and duels between countries or regions are already played in advance and the result are primarily due to the "method " used !!

    False or biased, intentionally or by simple negligence, by habit or incompetence?

    This is the diagnosis that has been validated at the Vineyard Data Quantification Society's conference attended by (mostly) economists in the service of Wine Economics in Talca (Chile) at the beginning of September 2013.

    This research by Marie-Claude PICHERY* (University of Burgundy) and Eric GIRAUD-HÉRAUD* (Polytechnique Paris and INRA) is a true guide for an objective approach. It invalidates the main current debates on the classification of wines and especially the last media successes such as the famous "Judgment of Paris 1976" which compared California wines and French wines [link to the presentation (ppt)]

    * These two researchers have just published a reference book (in English ) with Palgrave : “Wine Economics“ on sale in all good bookstores and on the usual internet channels.

     

    Press Release 2

    Eventually !

    Here comes the study, the culmination of many works that offers a rigorous and systematic development of the parameters that affect the judgment on the associations between food and wine !

    It was Prof. Robert HARRINGTON* (University of Arkansas) who presented this study at the Vineyard Data Quantification Society's conference attended by (mostly) economists in the service of Wine Economics in Talca (Chile) at the beginning of September 2013. He continues with this paper his cycle of reflection on this special topic and brings us a major document.

    This work sheds new light on the alchemy which happens to seduce any gourmet. It highlights the major influence of education and experience of taste.

    For example:

    Why should we associate Champagne and caviar ? This is a pure manifestation of snobbery due to the luxury image that is attached to both products.
    Why repeat the principle of "red meat = red wine" & "fish = white wine "? Simple impact of "educational" beliefs

    The procedure for tasting also plays a significant role.
    The study specifically develops the alliance of Sauvignon Blanc and red Porto wines associated with goat cheese and chocolate.

    You can see the presentation of this work [link to the presentation (ppt)].

    * and his co-authors: Han-Seok SEO, Jieun MIN

     

    Press Release 3

    If the higher or lower price at which the grower sells his grapes positively affects the quality of wines that can be developed, then it is particularly interesting to define the factors that determine the sale price.

    This is the aim of the study which was presented by Jeremy JELLIFFE* (University of Connecticut) at the Vineyard Data Quantification Society's conference at the beginning of September 2013 in Talca (Chile). This presentation has earned him the annual award of the Association: "Enometrics Laureate" (link to Awards 2013).

    This study, conducted on Chilean vineyards, highlights in a significant and hierarchical way the positive influence of the investment of work, low crop yield and pruning of vines, but it also allows concluding on the negative effect of irrigation (commonly practiced in Chile for climate «reasons» whether it's done by furrows or dripping irrigation.

    The presentation of this research is available with this link (ppt).

    * This research "Wine Grape Price Variability as an Indicator of Fruit Quality: Evidence from a Sample of Chilean Vineyards" was conducted under the direction of Professors Boris BRAVO-URETA and Javier TRONCOSO, from the University of Connecticut and the University Talca, respectively.