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

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 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 perhaps have studied oenology, but, according to Axel Marchal, associate...

ISVV Bordeaux exterior