65796 - Food Law and Wine Legislation

Course Unit Page

  • Teacher Andrea Versari

  • Learning modules Gabriele Testa (Modulo Mod 1)
    Andrea Versari (Modulo Mod 2)

  • Credits 6

  • SSD IUS/03

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures (Modulo Mod 1)
    Traditional lectures (Modulo Mod 2)

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Cesena

  • Degree Programme First cycle degree programme (L) in Viticulture and Enology (cod. 8527)

  • Course Timetable from Sep 20, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021

    Course Timetable from Sep 20, 2021 to Dec 13, 2021


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student is familiar with the basic legal concepts, especially with the sources of law, and with the main institutes of food law and wine law. It is able to develop autonomous learning and refresher skills.

Course contents

MODULE 1: FOOD LAW (prof. Porri)

The fundamental legal concepts:

law and law; the notion of State;

Fundamental elements of the Community and national legal systems (general characteristics and main bodies); the system of sources of law (type, production, regulatory principles).

Food Law:

Sources of Food Law, at national, EU and international level;

The fundamental principles and legal notions of Food Law;

Companies operating in the agri-food sector.


Course presentation

1. The wine sector and notes on vinification and fraud

2. Regulatory sources, some basic concepts of the CAP, CMO

Support measures: national programmes

o Regulatory measures:

4.oenological practices

5. designation of origin, geographical indications and organic wine


7.producer organisations and supply chain bodies

8.Production potential:

-implanted vineyards -planting rights scheme -grubbing up programme

o General provisions:

9.vineyard register, inventory, compulsory declarations, accompanying documents, checks

10.Production specification



- lesson notes

- La nuova normativa vitivinicola - Tracciabilità semplificazione autocontrollo dopo il Testo unico del vino. Apollonio M., Bonifazi L., Sequino S. (Edagricole)

- P. Di Martino, A. Di Pascale, A. Sorgato, D. Viti, Lineamenti dell'ordinamento giuridico internazionale, europeo e nazionale, Milano, 2013, with the exception of the following parts: cap. 2 (pp. 33-45); paragraph 3.7 of Chapter 3 (pp. 52-54); Chapter 4 (pp. 57-61); Chapter 6 (pp. 66-78); paragraphs 7.15, 7.16, 7.17 and 7.18 of Chapter 7 (pp. 120-132); paragraphs 10.2, 10.3, 10.4 and 10.5 of Chapter 10 (pp. 214-222); Chapter 13 (pp. 257-270).

- Luigi Costato, Paolo Borghi, Sebastiano Rizzioli, Valeria Paganizza, Laura Salvi, Compendium of Food Law, sixth edition, Padua (ed. CEDAM), 2015, limited to chapters one and two, pp. 1-121)


- Lesson notes and handouts available on 'virtuale.unibo.it';

- Practical Notes on Wine Legislation, 2015. Alberto Sabellico, Giuseppe Martelli (Ed. Assoenologi)

- La nuova disciplina vitivinicola, 2017. Guido Jesu (Maggioli Ed.)

- Manuale di legislazione vitivinicola, 2017. A. Germanò et al. (Giappichelli Ed.).

Teaching methods

The main didactic tool is the frontal lessons, supported by the material prepared by the teacher, provided to the students and projected in the classroom. During the lessons, ideas for discussion will be proposed starting from news or information of chronicle or interest of the wine sector. On some occasions and for specific topics, the teacher will propose seminars during which he will be joined by other speakers with recognized experience.

Assessment methods


The verification of learning takes place through the final examination, exclusively oral, which ensures the acquisition of knowledge relating to the topics covered by the course. The verification of the topics related to module 1 will take place through the proposal to the student, within a total time of about 30 minutes, of 4 questions related to the topics included in the program.


After passed the exam for the module 1, the student can take the exam for the module 2.

Only written verification with multiple-choice tests is required. The test includes 20 questions on the topics of the course and the student will have 30 minutes to answer. Each wrong answer will be counted as -0.5.

The grade for each test is expressed in thirtieths and the final grade will be calculated according to the results on the individual modules.

If no acceptance or refusal is expressed, the vote will be implicitly understood as accepted (silence/assent) and the teacher will proceed with the recording of the vote in accordance with the University Regulations.

In order to take the test, the student must always register on AlmaEsami.

In case of emergency (e.g. health) the test will be conducted online (virtual classroom on TEAMS or ZOOM) as per instructions: https://www.unibo.it/it/servizi-e-opportunita/servizi-online/servizi-online-per-studenti-1/lezioni-ed-esami-online.

In case of online mode on AlmaEsami will appear the link to the virtual classroom where the test will be conducted (the link to the virtual classroom is also available directly from the EOL application).

Teaching tools

Materials provided in the course of the lessons.

Extracts of scientific articles or publications on specific topics that may be the subject of independent in-depth study by students

Demonstrations of the use of on-line applications (GIS, or SIAN portal) for the management of the company file, the authorised wine varieties or the collection of information for the establishment of the vineyard register.

Office hours

See the website of Andrea Versari

See the website of Gabriele Testa