Dr José Vouillamoz

Dr José Vouillamoz will be speaking at the session Futurewise: wine's roles and responsibilities in a changing world climate and the power breakfast Grape domestication - why, where, how?

Dr Jose Vouillamoz

Dr José Vouillamoz is one of the world's leading authority on the origin and parentage of grape varieties through DNA profiling.

A Swiss grape geneticist who trained with Prof Carole Meredith at the University of California at Davis (USA), he's the co-author with the two Masters of Wine, Jancis Robinson MW and Julia Harding MW, of the multi-award winning book Wine Grapes (Allen Lane, 2012), the reference on all the grape varieties that are cultivated in the world.

Dr Vouillamoz is also author and co-author of several scientific papers and grape books, such as the Oxford Companion to Wine and the World Atlas of Wine. Dr Vouillamoz is an independent wine educator and lecturer, as well as a member of the Académie Internationale du Vin, the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux and the Circle of Wine Writers.