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Introduction Part I: Overview Sustainability in the Wine Industry: Key Questions and Research Trends; Cristina Santini, Alessio Cavicchi, and Leonardo Casini From Environmental to Sustainability Programs: A Review of Sustainability Initiatives in the Italian Wine Sector; Chiara Corbo, Lucrezia Lamastra, and Ettore Capri Transnational Comparison of Sustainability Assessment Programs for Viticulture and a Case-Study on Programs' Engagement Processes; Irina Santiago-Brown, Andrew Metcalfe, Cate Jerram, and Cassandra Collins Part II: Elements of Sustainable Viticulture: From Land and Water Use to Disease Management Adoption of Environmental Innovations: Analysis from the Waipara Wine Industry; Sharon L. Forbes, Ross Cullen, and Rachel Grout Improving Water Use Efficiency in Grapevines: Potential Physiological Targets for Biotechnological Improvement; J. Flexas, J. Galmes, A. Galle, J. Gulias, A. Pou, M. Ribas-Carbo, M. Tomas, and H. Medrano Management Intensity and Topography Determined Plant Diversity in Vineyards; Juri Nascimbene, Lorenzo Marini, Diego Ivan, and Michela Zottini Advanced Technologies for the Improvement of Spray Application Techniques in Spanish Viticulture: An Overview; Emilio Gil, Jaume Arno, Jordi Llorens, Ricardo Sanz, Jordi Llop, Joan R. Rosell-Polo, Montserrat Gallart, and Alexandre Escola Some Critical Issues in Environmental Physiology of Grapevines: Future Challenges and Current Limitations; H. R. Schultz and M. Stoll Managing Grapevines to Optimise Fruit Development in a Challenging Environment: A Climate Change Primer for Viticulturists; Markus Keller Molecular Strategies to Enhance the Genetic Resistance of Grapevines to Powdery Mildew; I. B. Dry, A. Feechan, C. Anderson, A. M. Jermakow, A. Bouquet, A.-F. Adam-Blondon, and M. R. Thomas Part III: What Role Do Consumers Play in Sustainable Viticulture? Bibere Vinum Suae Regionis: Why Whian Whian Wine; Moya Costello and Steve Evans Sensory Descriptors, Hedonic Perception and Consumer's Attitudes to Sangiovese Red Wine Deriving from Organically and Conventionally Grown Grapes; Ella Pagliarini, Monica Laureati, and Davide Gaeta Part IV: How Does Viticulture Interact with Other Environmental Issues? Avian Conservation Practices Strengthen Ecosystem Services in California Vineyards; Julie A. Jedlicka, Russell Greenberg, and Deborah K. Letourneau Index
Chris Gerling is part of the Cornell Enology Extension Laboratory (CEEL), which conducts applied research trials, industry workshops, and custom analysis. He is the project manager of the Vinification and Brewing Laboratory at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York, and he is Cornell University's extension associate for enology in New York State. Formerly a commercial winemaker, he now engages with the farm-based beverage industry to maximize the quality and sustainability of wine, spirits, and ciders. He serves as a liaison between the research and commercial sectors to help ensure that research is industry-driven wherever possible and that the industry learns of and benefits from research results.
"This collection of articles edited by Gerling (Cornell Enology Extension Laboratory) does a service to viticulturists by addressing one of the important topics in current viticulture. ... This book represents a good start, which, one hopes, will lead to a second generation of such collections and to reports of a decrease in the number of current environmental limits to commercial viticulture. ... Summing up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and two-year technical program students." -CHOICE, December 2015