Case Studies in the Wine Industry

Case Studies in the Wine Industry

1st Edition - November 27, 2018

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  • Editors: Cristina Santini, Alessio Cavicchi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081010464
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081009444

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Case Studies in the Wine Industry aims to close the gap between academic researchers and industry professionals through real world scenarios and field-based research. The book explores how consumer and sensory science has been implemented in the wine industry to achieve certain goals, including the rejuvenation of product image, the shaping of new market places, the achievement of market differentiation and geographical diffusion, the achievement of customer loyalty, and the promotion of traditional features of the product. There is an emerging demand from wine industry professionals and undergraduate and postgraduate students who attend business and agricultural studies courses who want to gain practical information through real cases and field-based research.

Key Features

  • Bridges the gap between scholars and practitioners in understanding consumers of wine
  • Allows scientists and professionals to make the most of R&D outcomes
  • Advances consumer science research to address business problems in the wine industry


Marketing, Communication, R&D managers in the wine sector; Academics in the wine business, agribusiness and consumer and sensory science courses; Postgraduate and undergraduate students attending business schools, faculties of agriculture and degree courses in food science; Entrepreneurs and Managers of SMEs in the wine sector

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Part One: Market Outlook, Factors and Trends
    2. Wine sector: definitions and nuances From global to country analysis: A comparison between Old World, New World and Emerging Wine Countries  from 2005 to current
    3. Global trends in wine production and retailing
    4. Consumer behavior towards wine products
    5. R&D, the myth: where is research going to? What is the role of consumer science as a business tool in the wine sector?

    Part Two: New and innovative products: the role of consumer science
    6. Ignoring Consumer Science? Three Cases from Austria about Philosophies, Gut Feeling and Intuitive Decision Making
    7. What is the role of CS in helping new products development?
    8. What are the benefits for a company that employs consumer science in product/process innovation?

    Part Three: Sustaining the growth: consumer science and market growth
    9. How CS can be employed in a market growth strategy?
    10. How CS can be used for producing info that can be employed in strategy making?

    Part Four: Mature products in a mature business
    11. Rebranding Wine Using Sensory Profiling Data: A Case Study
    12. How firms can use CS when their products achieve the peak of the product life cycle and they get into the decline phase?
    13. How firms can transform their dog (BCG matrix) products into profitable ones by employing CS?

    Part Five: Interpreting market dynamics and demand: consumer science as a means to achieve strategic information
    14. How CS can be used for gaining info about consumers and the market?
    15. How do firms process info?
    16. How do firms use consumer science to optimize internal information flows and communication
    17. Conclusion
    Further insights on methodological tools adopted in this book

Product details

  • No. of pages: 213
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: November 27, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081010464
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081009444

About the Editors

Cristina Santini

Cristina Santini is Associate Professor at Università Telematica San Raffaele, in Rome, Italy. Her research interests are: management, business strategy, entrepreneurship, agrifood industry, qualitative and participatory approach, wine business, ecopreneurship and sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Agricultural Science, Università Telematica San Raffaele, Rome, Italy

Alessio Cavicchi

Alessio Cavicchi is Associate Professor at University of Macerata (Italy), where he teaches "Food Economics and Marketing" and "Place Branding and Rural Development" in the degree of International Tourism and Destination Management. He received his PhD in Economics of Food and Environmental Resources from University of Naples, Parthenope and a MSc in Food Economics and Marketing from University of Reading (UK). His main fields of interest and research are consumer food choice, economics of food quality and safety, and innovation and sustainability in agribusiness and tourism. He has served as an agrifood expert for several DGs of the European Commission, and he is the coordinator of two EU funded projects: “The Wine Lab” and “FoodBiz.”

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics, University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy

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