Alain main scientific and practical teaching topics are: 

Grapevine physiology, vine and fruit responses to abiotic factors as water, light and temperature (including relations to fruit and wine composition), vineyard irrigation, pruning and general viticulture (vineyard management, training systems, the concept of terroir...).  

Let's share a few industry journal and peer reviewed publications and factsheets (knowledge transfer) aimed at students and graduates of higher education in agronomy, especially in Vine and Wine sciences (agricultural engineers, masters and enologists), wishing to deepen their knowledge: 


La Grêle chez la vigne (document de travail)-Deloire A., Hublart P., Perilhou C., 2022 (modifié en 2024)-Conséquences des dégats de grêle sur vigne - AD-PH-CP-27092022-Modifié 04052024.pdf 

Le diaphragme chez la vigne (document de travail), Deloire A., 2024. Le diaphragme chez la vigne-AD-OY-01022024.pdf

The English cleft graft, Deloire A., 2024. La greffe en fente anglaise-A. Deloire-Pép. Bérillon-24022024-DEF-01042024-FR & EN.pdf 

The grapevine different types of meristems and buds, Torregrosa L. & Deloire A., 2024. Buds-meristems-grapevine-02102021-LT-AD-version du 01042024.pdf


A few words on grapevine flower fertilisation-AD-SR-DEF-07062022.pdf

Grapevine Flowering-21052022-Working document-AD-AP-SR-DEF.pdf


History of grapevine training system (parts 1 & 2) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYS42UE3jU4&t=4s

Preventing ESCA grapevine wood disease by applying gentle pruning practices, Esca and pruning-AD-01102021-DEF.pdf

Grapevine pruning system called "Cordon à longs bois et coursons" by J. Guyot (1864).  Cordon with spurs and canes-J. Guyot, 1864-A. Deloire02042021.pdf


Alain Deloire, Suzy Rogiers, Guillaume Antalick, Anne Pellegrino, 2020. Berry primary and secondary metabolites in response to sunlight and temperature in the grapevine fruit zone, https://ives-technicalreviews.eu/article/view/4498 Deloire et al., 2020. Berry metabolite responses to abiotic factors-IVES.pdf

Does water deficit negatively impact wine grape yield over the long term? : Levin et al., 2020-water deficit and yield-4029-Article Text-31460-1-10-20200812 (1).pdf

Grapevine flowers and flowering : Flowers and flowering-25052020-DEF.pdf

Grapevine dormancy and primary shoot growth, a review : -Dormancy-3420-Article Text-27291-1-10-20200513 (1).pdf

Acrotony and apical dominance: Acrotony and apical dominance-Grapevine-18052020-AD-AP.pdf

From 2019...

Taille Chablis: Taille Chablis - Rev FINAL copy 301019-Sally Easton-A. Deloire.pdf 

About grapevine roots: Grapevine root system-Parts 1&2- 270319-Def.pdf

About ripening and the method of sugar loading: L18_Schmidtke_ACTA_HORT_Author_version_2018.pdf

About grapevine development:  Grapevine Development (Part 1 - 6)-2010.pdf

About berry development:  Berry Development (Part 1 - 10)-2010.pdf

About measuring vine water status:Leaf Water potential-Wineland-2011.pdf

About grapevine training systems: A few thoughts on grapevine training systems_2012.pdf

About IBMP and fruit zone microclimate: Methoxypyrazines-PWV-2014.pdf

Alain is lecturing at the Bachelor and Master levels at SupAgro (Montpellier, France). 

Alain mentored numerous PhD students as main supervisor and co-supervisor (obviously a PhD is a team effort). The examples provided below give a flavours of his teaching and research expertises.

Zelmari Coetzee (Australia) 2015-2017 (Completed)

Title: "The sugar-potassium nexux in the grape berry". Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Ausralia. Co-supervisor with Dr Suzy Rogiers (NSW-DPI, main supervisor), Dr Rob Walker (CSIRO) and Dr Simon Clark.

Gerhard C. Rossouw (Australia) 2015-2017 (completed)

Title: “Grapevine carbohydrate and nitrogen allocation during berry maturation: Implications of source-sink relations and water supply. PhD Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia. Co-supervisor with Dr B. Holzapfel (main supervisor) and Drs Celia Barril, Jason Smith (co-supervisors).  

Erna Witbooi (StellenSouth Africa) 2009 – 2015 (completed)

 Title: “Berry tannin structure and evolution in cv. Cabernet Sauvignon: the contribution of abiotic factors”. PhD, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. PhD supervisor with Prof JR Da Silva (Lisbon, Portugal) and Dr A. Oberholster (UC-Davis, California).

Katja Suklje (Slovenia) 2011 – 2014 (completed).

Title: “Influence of viticulture practice on the dynamic of some secondary metabolites in grape of grapevine variety Sauvignon Blanc (Vitis vinifera L.)”. PhD University of Slovenia and Stellenbosch Univesrity. PhD co-supervisor with DR D. Rusjan as main supervisor.

Ignacio Serra (Chile) 2010 – 2014 (completed)

 Title: “Effect of rootstocks on Pinotage (Vitis vinifera L.) adaptation to drought”. PhD, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. PhD supervisor with Dr P. Myburgh (co-supervisor, ARC-Infruitec, Nietvoorbij).

Flor Etchebarne, (Peru) 2006 – 2008 (completed).

Title: “Influence of grapevine water status in interaction with the leaves area on water, sugar and minerals berry loading (Vitis vinifera L., CV. Grenache noir)”. PhD, SupAgro Montpellier, France.  PhD main supervisor.

Zhenping Wang, (China) 2001 – 2003 (completed).

 Title: “Influence of vine water status in interaction with the training system on vine sugar distribution and on berry sugar loading (Vitis vinifera L., CV. Syrah)”. PhD, SupAgro Montpellier, France, presented, December 2003. A. Carbonneau and A. Deloire (PhD co-supervisors).

Hernan Ojeda, (Argentina). 1997 – 1999 (completed).

 Title: “Influence of grapevine water status on berry growth and phenolics composition (Vitis vinifera L. cv. Syrah)”. PhD, SupAgro Montpellier. presented November,1999.   A. Carbonneau and A. Deloire (PhD co-supervisors).

Elena Kraeva, PhD student at the University of St Pétersbourg, Russie. 1996 – 1999 (completed).

Title: “Grapevine defense mechanisms (Vitis vinifera L.): berry evolution of -1,3-glucanases and of phenolic compounds”. PhD from the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne. Presented December 1999. J. Bierne and A. Deloire (PhD co-supervisors).

He is involved in projects related to pedagogy improvement and highly engaged with students and colleagues to acheive that goal.

To know more about training programmes in vine and wine sciences at SupAgro (BSc, MSc), visite the SupAgro website accessible from my home page and go to IHEV page from SupAgro website.