European Association
of Wine Economists
Vineyard Data
Quantification Society
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Target of this association
The purpose is to facilitate interactions between academic researchers and professionals in the field of Gastronomy and belonging to different disciplines: economics, econometrics, sociology, psychology, management, marketing, chemistry, sensometrics, and to develop academic research from all these aspects.

To reach this aim, we organize workshops and conferences where chefs, food critics and researchers meet and exchange ideas.

13th Annual Conference of SQG joined with the 25th annual VDQS Conference 
May 23 - 25, 2018 in DIJON - BOURGOGNE, FRANCE

The "gastronomic" approach can be applied to all kind of food and their pairings.
  • Validity of the process how to evaluate taste (applies to restaurants too!)
  • Determination of the "hedonic" price (what the consumer is willing to pay)
  • Determination of the various components in the hedonic price of the product (excluding cost of production in the strict sense): Protected Geographical Indication PGI (in French IGP), Protected Designation of Origin PDO (in French AOP), quality labels, information, presentation, location, ...
  • Participation of the gastronomy in economic development (local, regional, national, ...) and social life (health, conviviality).
Its purpose is to validate results, established by scientific and verifiable procedures. To reach this aim, the association uses qualitative economic studies, experimental studies, sociological analysis, as well as geographical or historical analysis.
About the Dijon Conference on Gastronomy:

General and Usual Topics

Quality and Taste of Foodstuffs, Analysis of Results
  • of the Experiments
  • of Tasting and Classifications
Quality & Gastronomy
  • Eligibility as a "Gourmet-Product"
  • Intrinsic Quality and Tasting
  • Impact of Labeling (on Quality, Quantity, Price)
Evolution and Institutions of Gastronomy
  • Appearance of New Styles (slow food, ...)
  • Internationalization
Gastronometric Studies
  • Evolution of Demand and Prices
  • Modeling Purchasing Behaviors
  • Impact on economic or social growth

Key Dates:

January 06, 2018
Last Deadline for submission of your abstract on-line submission on VDQS website
March 19, 2018
Program on-line
April 20, 2018
End of early bird tariff
May 23 - 26, 2018
Conference in DIJON, Bourgogne, France