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ProMed, the dissemination of results starts from Linosa

LINOSA – AGRIGENTO (July, the 28th). The dissemination of the results obtained within the project ProMed will start on Saturday 28Th from Linosa. The meeting, organized by the City ofLampedusaand Linosa, will be held in the square of Linosa at 6 p.m. The seminar will be attended by representatives of the partners. Guest of the event Dario Cartabellotta, general director of the Regional Department for infrastructural, past director of the Regional Institute of wine and oil of Sicily.
«For our small island and its inhabitants is a real pleasure to host this event – said Susanna Errera, Deputy Mayor of the Island of Linosa – which is part of a major project aimed to the revitalization, enhancement and upgrading of existing traditions in our land».

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Italy-Malta: men at work to build a research centre for Mediterranean viticulture

Buskett - MALTA (June 2nd, 2012). The restoration of the cellar located in Buskett within the ProMed project has finally begun. This facility, owned by the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs (MRRA), will be devoted to the creation of a research station able to provide the maintenance of all the studies planned in the project, even beyond its end. This is one of the most important activities of the project ProMed, strongly supported by the Ministry and the association of producers ofMalta (Vitimalta), according to the strategic role it could play in the future development of wine-making.

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Wine Tourism: Italy and Malta joined by the “route of Mediterranean wines"

(29th March 2012) After the experience at Vinitaly, where nine “ProMed” wines were presented to producer and press, Irvos technicians and the Maltese producers associated with VitiMalta come home from Verona with a new goal: to promote a new wine route through the islands of Pantelleria, Linosa, Malta and Gozo that allows tourists (wine lovers and not) to discover the Mediterranean soul that unites these diverse territories.
According to the scientific responsible for the Promed project Lucio Monte «Vinitaly - was a very important opportunity to present the first results of our experimental activity. For the second year of work at the project, the research in vine management and wine production will be accompanied by intense activity of promotion and communication».

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The “ProMed” wines on stage at Vinitaly 2012

(24th March 2012). Final preparations for the next edition of Vinitaly, which will start tomorrow inVerona. The Regional Institute of Oils and Wines of Sicily,leader partner of the international cooperation project ProMed has decided to dedicate a booth in Hall 2 -Sicily ( stand no. 169 lane I) to present the results of the project and taste some wines produced during the last vintage. The scientific responsible for the project Lucio Monte said «Vinitaly represents one of the most important event, in which our Institute tries to give visibility both to research, by organizing workshops and conferences and the presentation of experimental work carried out in Marsala experimental center. In this context Vinitaly also becomes the ideal setting to present the first results of a year of intense work for the ProMed project».

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Italy-Malta project: IRVV works on “ProMed” wines

(14th october 2011) - The Regional Institute of Wine and Olive Oils of Sicily is working at a fast rate on “ProMed” project – that is to protect the environment of Mediterranean islands by improving the cultivation-arboreal system. A team made up of agronomists, wine experts, chemists, and microbiologists, is working steady on the project funded by the Italy-Malta program of 2007-2011, that was introduced officially last July.
When the grape harvest has begun, the study of international, high-quality wines’ by-products from Malta has started too. Here some results: 8 sorts of grapes from Malta and Gozo, besides zibibbo of Linosa and Pantelleria; 21 wine-making tests carried out in the testing wine cellar of Dalmasso di Marsala, and an industrial test made in Pantelleria, with the cooperation of the Voluntary Association for Tutelage and Improving of DOC (Controlled Designation of Origin) Wines; a daily average of over 50 microbiological analysis of grapes and wines.

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