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The Consorzio di Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG has announced two new initiatives to mark its 60th anniversary. The research institution "The Green Academy" is to connect and use the knowledge of winemakers and experts for more sustainability in the area. It is to deal with the most important environmental topics and apply the findings in the region.

Projects include the development of models to predict extreme weather events. A group of Egyptologists has been commissioned to study how Egyptians grew grapes 5,000 years ago under the climatic conditions of the time and whether their techniques are applicable to viticulture today. A major topic will also be the recovery, conservation and reuse of rainwater and spring water.

The wine tourism laboratory is intended to network experts in the region and, above all, to make young people aware of its tourism potential. This includes the wine, the landscape, the food and the nature. Through appropriate training, the quality of wine tourism is to be increased.

Diego Tomasi, director of the Consorzio di Tutela del Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco, commented: "We need to have a broader and more far-sighted vision of the appellation's potential, while being aware that Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG will always be the flagship of these hills and that it is wine that will create new economic opportunities."

(al / source: harpers.co.uk; photo: Facebook/Consorzio Congeliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco)

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