WINE CHEMISTRY 1
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites Admission into SBATE
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Chemical analysis of grapes and wines: techniques and concepts||Prescribed||Iland, P et al. 2004||PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE|
|Readings||Monitoring the winemaking process from grapes to wine: techniques and concepts||Prescribed||Iland, P et al. 2004||PATRICK ILAND WINE PROMOTIONS, ADELAIDE|
|Readings||Concepts in wine chemistry||Recommended||Margalit, Y 2004||WINE APPRECIATION GUILD, SAN FRANCISCO|
|Readings||Handbook of enology: the chemistry of wine stabilization and treatments||Recommended||Ribereau-Gayon P et al 2007||WILEY, USA|
|Readings||Introduction to wine laboratory practices and procedures||Recommended||Jacobson, JL 2006||SPRINGER, NEW YORK|
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Epping, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale
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.
One 3.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Analytical report (1000 words)||25|
|Pracitcal Exercises (weekly online quizzes)||25|
|Practical Exam (2 hours)||10|
|Theory Exam (2 hours)||40|