ICSuro participates in the World Vine and Wine Congress

The event took place at the Palau de Congressos de Cádiz from 5 to 7 June.

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Pau Roca, Director General of the International Organization of Vine and Wine. On the right side, Joan J. Puig, President of the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation. Photo: Catalan Cork Institute Foundation

The Catalan Cork Institute Foundation has participated in the 44 World Vine and Wine Congress of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV).

At an institutional level, a sectoral meeting has taken place between the Director General of the OIV, Pau Roca, and the president of the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation, Joan J. Puig. The meeting discussed how the cork sector can help the wine sector in terms of sustainability or cork-wine interaction and how from the viticultural field cork can be supported in terms of communication, research or quality.

For Joan J. Puig, “we claim the benefits that cork brings to wine in terms of quality and sustainability and we work so that from the wine sector we are perceived as a natural ally, at the same time we defend the virtues of a responsible consumption of wine”.

From the OIV they have also supported the foundation in the matter of recycling corks for their subsequent use in circular economy projects, since collection urns have been placed during the congress of cork stoppers to give them a second life.

Meeting between the wine and cork sector. Pau Roca (left), Director General of the International Organization of Vine and Wine. Joan J. Puig (right), President of the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation and Dr. Patrícia Jove (top), head of the Research and Development area of the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation. Photo: Catalan Cork Institute Foundation

Technical report on cork-wine interaction

Doctor Patrícia Jové, head of the Research and Development area of the Catalan Cork Institute Foundation, gave a presentation on the contribution of cork to the wine sector. At the conference, she shared the results of the latest studies of the oxygen permeability of corks or the research that is currently being carried out to study the contributions of the cork to sparkling wines during the second fermentation. The session concluded with a sensorial exercise of positive aromas that the cork brings to the wines.

SOURCECatalan Institute of Cork
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ICSuro, the Catalan Cork Institute, aims to stimulate development and knowledge in the cork sector, contribute to cork-related research and to otherwise encourage and promote the Catalan Cork Sector.