Joined-up science at Bordeaux's ISVV – part 1

ISVV Bordeaux exterior

A day spent at the hub of wine academe in Bordeaux, the world-famous ISVV, was fascinating, and threw up serious scientific concerns about natural wines, not to mention Trump's trade wars and domestic politics. For some examples of current research, see part 2.

For our more vintage-specific reports on Bordeaux this week, see UGC 2017s in bottle, part 1 and part 2, as well as Gavin Quinney's Bordeaux 2019 weather and harvest report.

You might expect anyone working at a scientific institute in a world-famous wine region that studies vineyards and winemaking to be passionate about wine, and...