WINE CHEMISTRY 1

AGR2WC1

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Students undertaking this subject will focus on the study of the chemical constituents of wine and wine products, and chemical reactions that take place during the production and maturation of wine and wine products. Students will develop knowledge of physico-chemical and instrumental techniques necessary to analyse grapes and wines throughout the production process. Theories and principles of physical, chemical and enzymatic changes in musts and wines, control of wine composition and the current trends in wine analysis and processing will be explored and applied to viticulture and winemaking. Through analysis of wine and wine products, students will extend their knowledge of chemical theory and develop practical skills essential to winemaking in industrial contexts.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsChemical analysis of grapes and wines: techniques and conceptsPrescribedIland, P et al. 2004PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE
ReadingsMonitoring the winemaking process from grapes to wine: techniques and conceptsPrescribedIland, P et al. 2004PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE
ReadingsConcepts in wine chemistryRecommendedMargalit, Y 2004WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, SAN FRANCISCO
ReadingsHandbook of enology: the chemistry of wine stabilization and treatmentsRecommendedRibereau-Gayon P et al 2007WILEY, USA
ReadingsIntroduction to wine laboratory practices and proceduresRecommendedJacobson, JL 2006SPRINGER, NEW YORK

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Epping, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Analytical report (1000 words)25
Pracitcal Exercises (weekly online quizzes)25
Practical Exam (2 hours)10
Theory Exam (2 hours)40