SIMEI Knowledge & Innovation Area and the SIMEI Sensory Bar

The European viticulture association CEEV (Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins) will present the results of an initiative to establish new rules regarding the product environmental footprint (PEF) of wine products that was launched as a response to Europe's need to standardize the analysis techniques used for environmental impact assessments. A look at the effects of reforming the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2020 will also be presented.

The latest developments that pertain to bottle filling lines will and food contact compliance rules are tow topics that be presented and discussed  by the Glass Experimental Center research team.


"Maremma—Land of Wine" project shows how wine producers can have themselves and their products certified adopting an innovative approach based on both objective parameters and the so called “good practices” to evaluate sustainability in the vineyard and cellar


Representatives of the CERVIM (Centre for Research, Study, Safeguarding, Coordination and Development of Mountain Viticulture) will report on measures for maintaining and promoting regional wine culture. Besides technical and scientific aspects, there will also be presentations on socioeconomic and environmental themes.


SIMEI promotes innovations and technological creativity, which is why the Innovation Challenge was established. Exhibitors in this contest compete with their state-of-the-art systems, products or machines. Winners are honored with the Lucio Mastroberardino Innovation Award.
The awards celebration cerimony will be held on 12/09/2017 at 17:00 in the SIMEI HALLS.


Visitors at the Sensory Bar will be taken through a sensory session to find out how their senses react to the properties of wine. Analysis results will then be shared at an Italian meal with all participants. Sensory analysis in the wine industry is a topic that will be further developed in a specific seminar.