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The research activities in the wine sector and the management skills needed for the competitive development of wine companies require, now more than ever, an  international approach.

The mission of the Journal is to provide an environment for academic researchers and business professionals around the world to work together in the fields of wine economics and policy in order to deal with the current and future issues of the  wine sector.


Researchers & professionals together

  1. - Economics: economic models for the study of the wine sector

  1. - Policy: Public polices and rural development

  2. - Marketing: strategic and operative issues

  1. - Management and organisation: management styles and organisation approaches in    

   small, medium and large wine companies

  1. - Information and communication technologies: wine B2B and B2C contexts

Structure of the wine industry: company typologies, networks and clusters,

    supply chain actors

Innovation: process, product and organisation innovation trends in the

   wine sector

  1. - Consumer behaviour: current knowledge and research tools

  1. - Legislation: national regulations and international standards

Complete list of WEP wine related areas of interest


The Journal will be organized in five main sections:

  1. I.Editorial Column

II.Scientific articles

III.Invited contributions

IV. Short Communications and Discussion

V. Book Review

  1. I.Editorial Columns:

by the Editors of the Journal

  1. II.Scientific articles

Substantial overview or complete report on original research). This section focuses on in-depth discussion about methodological and theoretical aspects of wine economics and policy through scientific researches and case studies.

III. Invited contributions:

Entrepreneurs, top managers and other qualified public and private stakeholders are invited to supply their direct insight into the major issues of the wine industry in order to draft a helpful agenda for the researchers and the scientific community.

IV. Short Communications and Discussion:

This section aims at enhancing the service content of the journal, supplying up to date information on the dynamics of scientific debate and on the main trends in the wine market. The contents of this section include short reports, announcements of research and commentaries.

  1. V.Book Review:

critical discussion of a book’s contents.

The Editorial Board reflects the aim of the Journal, bringing together academic researchers and business professionals The Scientific Editors (Editor and Co-editor in Chief, Regional Editors) as well as the Business Editors coordinate the Journal activities and contents.

 Editor in-Chief                     Silvio Menghini 
 Co Editor in-chief            Eugenio Pomarici

Regional Editors
  Asia                                              Huiqin Ma
  Europe                            Etienne Montaigne
  North America                               Liz Thach
  South America        Alejandro Juan Gennari 
  Oceania                                Larry Lockshin

Business Editors 

                                        Vittorio Frescobaldi   
                                                   Peter Hayes

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Editorial Contact :

Email: wepjournal@unicesv.unifi.it

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Phone: 055 27 55 783

With the Contribution of

A cura di

Veronica Alampi Sottini