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Speakers

Biology and Behaviour of the White Chenin

in a Changing Environment

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Jean-Michel BOURSIQUOT

Jean-Michel Boursiquot is professor of ampelography at Montpellier SupAgro (formerly Ecole Nationale Agronomique de Montpellier).
An internationally recognized expert in the description and determination of viticultural species (ampelography)

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Prof. Johan BURGER

Professeur de génétique moléculaire, Université Stellenbosch, Afrique du Sud
Il siège également aux comités de direction des associations professionnelles locales et internationales, au conseil d'administration du CPGR et, pendant plus de dix ans, au comité consultatif du GMO Act de l'Afrique du Sud.

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Stephen
CHALLENGE

Etienne Goulet is the head of the IFV Val de Loire-centre cluster. He is in charge of preserving, enhancing and developing his sector by taking into account and adapting to the different opportunities and constraints of the wine industry.

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Olivier
ZEKRI

Olivier Zekri is a viticultural consultant specializing in grafting processes. He is R&D manager at Mercier Nurseries, one of the largest vine nurseries in the world. Previously, he travelled to India and Argentina to gain new wine-growing experience.

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Virginia 
GRONDAIN

Virginie Gondrain is a Technician at IFV (Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin) at the Loire Valley Centre Pole. Her work focuses on the conservation, selection and creation of grape varieties.

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Lilian
BERILLON

Lilian Bérillon comes from a family of nurserymen for 3 generations. He took over the family estate in 1998. In 2007, while he was selling millions of vines, he decided to reorient himself towards the sale of rare plant material that can resist disease and climate change. 

World history of chenin blanc, new developments

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Henry
GALINI

Henri Galinié worked at the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Tours. Professor of archaeology at the Université François-Rabelais Tours since 1992, he has been the thesis director for many doctoral students in history.
He now holds the title of honorary research director and is dedicated to the history of the Touraine grape variety and keeps a blog on ampelography.

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Irina
VON HOLDT

Irina left her career as a medical scientist to become a full-time wine writer in 1994. During her studies, she was impressed by the quality of Chenin Blanc wines and, in particular, wines from old Chenin vineyards. Irina von Holdt is Master of Cape Wines. Journalist.  She is the owner of the Old Vin wine cellar.

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patrick 
BAUDOUIN

Patrick Baudouin Winemaker Domaine Patrick Baudouin.
Author of numerous articles on chenin.
Vice-president of the Chenin Academy. 

Heritage Realities of the Chenin Blanc Landscapes

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Thierry 
PELLOQUET

Thierry Pelloquet is the chief curator of heritage in the Maine-et-Loire department. His mission is to study, classify, conserve, maintain, enrich, enhance and make known the department's heritage.

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Claudius 
PUTTING

President of the Rochecorbon History and Heritage Association, Claude Mettavant is known for rewriting the History of Rochecorbon and publishing the real version in two of his books. He is a member of the Archaeological Society of Touraine and a recognised historian. Publications in connection with this conference: METTAVANT Claude, Rochecorbon, Éditions Sutton, Mémoires en Images collection, Saint-Avertin and METTAVANT Claude, L'Olivier - Château du XVIIIe siècle - Rochecorbon, self-publication, 2017

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Andrew 
MORGENTHAL

The Chenin Blanc: Strengths and Weaknesses in the Context of Climate Change

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Herve 
HANNIN

Hervé Hannin is a Research Engineer at the SupAgro school in Montpellier. He is also Director of the Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Vigne et du Vin (IHEV) and Administrator at OIV (International Wine Organization).

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Isabella
THE YOUTH

Isabelle Lajeunesse is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Tours: environmental dynamics, issues and landscapes.

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Marco 
VENTRELLA

Marco joined KWV in November 2010 as Chief Winemaker responsible for grape purchasing, producer relations and the management of wine styles in the vineyardsProfessor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid

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Vicente 
SOTES

Member of the official Spanish delegation to the International Wine Organization (OIV) since 1991 and Vice-President of the OIV since 2016. Professor at the Polytechnic University of Madrid

Viticultural and oenological itineraries of chenin blanc in a changing environment

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Lawrence
GUERIN

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

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Paul of
SURMONT

Paul de Surmont is a qualified and versatile oenologist with an atypical background. Always ready to take on new challenges, he has made 10 vinifications in 6 different regions (Burgundy, Bordeaux, Provence, Northern Rhône, Loire). He also has a good experience in the communication of oenology and science and is currently Director of the Litov laboratory.

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Valeria
PANZERI

Researcher: Institute of Grape and Wine Sciences, University of Stellenbosch

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Ambrose 
BECOT

Ambroise becomes responsible for agriculture and biodiversity at the Chamber of Agriculture of 49

The taste, the tastes of white chenin (minerality, versatility...)

Economic stakes of chenin blanc wines

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jonathan

STEYN

Jonathan Steyn is a former restaurateur, judge and wine columnist. He has a university background in business administration and an international master's degree in wine trade.

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Fanny 
GAUTHIER

Fanny Gillet is Head of the Economic Observatory & Research at Interloire. She is in charge of the analysis and processing of databases as well as the construction of computer tools to optimize their processing.

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Ken 
FORRESTER

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

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Jeremy
ARNAUD

Jérémy Arnaud was Economic Manager at the Conseil Interprofessionnel des Vins de Provence (2004-2006) then Marketing Director at Union Interprofessionnelle du Vin de Cahors (2006-2008). Today, Jérémy Arnaud has created his own company, Terroir Manager.

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Gabriel
WEDDING

Gabriel Lepousez is a neurobiologist specializing in sensory perception and brain plasticity.
He studied molecular biology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon, is an associate professor of biology and received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, and is currently a researcher at the Pasteur Institute in the Perception and Memory Laboratory. 

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Pascal
POUPAULT

Pascal Poupault is an oenology engineer and works at the IFV in the Loire Valley region. He carries out several missions including research for the improvement of white wine aromas.

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Dr Helen NIEUWOUDT

Hélène Nieuwoudt is a senior researcher at the Institute of Wine Biotechnology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. For the past nine years she has been conducting research on chenin blanc. Over the years, 10 postgraduate students have worked in their group and studied the chemical, sensory and consumption aspects. She maintains a very close link with the Chenin Blanc Association of South Africa and has aligned her projects with the needs of the industry.

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David
BIRAUD

Guest of Honour, Best Sommelier of France in 2002 and Meilleur Ouvrier de France in 2004, finalist in 2016 of the Best Sommelier of the World Contest of which he is 2nd, head sommelier of the Mandarin Oriental.

The civilization of wine, the imagination of the chenin blanc. Wine tourism as a creator of imagination

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Andrew
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 others helping Rosa Kruger with the Old Vine Project (OVP).ine Project SA Founder

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Daniele Sallenave

Danièle Sallenave is a writer, member of the prestigious Académie Française.