TASTING CLIMATE CHANGE offers a full day of conferences and panel discussions dedicated to the impact of climate change in the wine industry. The world most prominent experts are invited in Montreal to share their knowledge and discuss the challenges and solutions for a sustainable wine production.

PROGRAM - 2019 EDITION

CONFERENCES | 8:30 - 12:00


An objective look on the present and the future of our planet

Karel Mayrand | Director General of the David Suzuki Foundation, Quebec and Atlantic Canada

Past, present and future of wine grapes in a changing climate

Dr José Vouillamoz | Geneticist expert in grape variety, Author and co-Author, Professor and Deputy Director of DIVO

Transportation: How to reduce the carbon footprint of a glass of wine

Eric Jörgens | Business Development Manager, Eastern Canada, Hillebrand Canada Inc.

Challenges and solutions of a sustainable production

Miguel A. Torres | President of Familia Torres

PANEL DISCUSSIONS | 1:30 - 4:30


Cold climate challenges and solutions

A multidisciplinary panel of international experts is invited to discuss the challenges and solutions for cold climates.
José Vouillamoz, Geneticist expert in grape variety, Author and co-Author, Professor and Deputy Director of DIVO
Jean-Benoit Deslauriers, Head Winemaker of Benjamin Bridge
Francisco Diez, Viticulture Specialist at Perennia Agriculture and Food
Grégory Viennois, Head Winemaker of Domaine Laroche

Warm climate challenges and solutions

A multidisciplinary panel of international experts is invited to discuss the challenges and solutions for warm climates.
Allison Jordan, Executive Director of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and Vice President Environmental Affairs for the Wine Institute
Jérémy Cukierman, MW, Founder of Des Mets des Vins, Journalist, Consultant and Director of the Kedge Wine & Spirits Academy
Francisco Diez, Viticulture Specialist at Perennia Agriculture and Food
Ann Dumont, Microbiologist at Lallemand

From the table to the vine, one glass at a time

From the wine glass to the vine, a multidisciplinary panel of international experts is invited to discuss the challenges and sustainable solutions at every stage of the wine production.
Jérémy Cukierman, MW, Founder of Des Mets des Vins, Journalist, Consultant and Director of the Kedge Wine & Spirits Academy
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS, Sommelier
Lilian Bérillon, Creator of a new Viticulture Nursery Model
Katie Jackson, Vice President of Sustainability at Jackson Family Wines