THE AUSTRALIAN WINE INDUSTRY AND ITS WINES

AGR3AWI

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide students with historical and contemporary knowledge of the Australian wine industry, with a focus on innovation, research and practice. Students will develop knowledge of and skills in identifying wine types and styles, including regional specialities, and sensory perceptions related to geographical locations, wine zones and regions. Legislation and regulation pertinent to the wine industry will also be explored. Industry structures and key bodies at national, state and regional levels will be investigated along with major research and industry organisations, knowledge development strategies, research directions and funding arrangements. Students will develop knowledge of selected aspects of the industry through exploration of the domestic and export markets, challenges facing the industry including regional strengths and weaknesses and ecological sustainability.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - 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
ReadingsAustralian Journal of Grape and Wine ResearchRecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsAustralian Society of Viticulture and Oenology IncRecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsAustralian Viticulture (Journal of the Winegrape Growers Council)RecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsJames Halliday Australian wine companion 2014RecommendedHalliday, J 2013HARDY GRANT BOOKS, RICHMOND, VIC.
ReadingsOz Clarke's wine atlas: wines and wine regions of the worldRecommendedClarke, O 2007PAVILLON, LONDON.
ReadingsThe Australian and New Zealand GrapeGrower and WinemakerRecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsThe Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry JournalRecommendedN/AN/A
ReadingsThe wine atlas of Australia and New ZealandRecommendedHalliday, J 2006HARPERCOLLINS, SYDNEY.
ReadingsThrough a sparkling glass an A-Z of the wonderland of wineRecommendedFrost, A 2013HARDY GRANT BOOKS, RICHMOND, VIC.
ReadingsWine grape varieties, revised editionRecommendedKerridge, G, Gackle, A 2004CSIRO PUBLISHERS, COLLINGWOOD, VIC.
Readingshttp://www.asvo.com.auRecommendedN/AN/A
Readingshttp://www.awri.com.auRecommendedN/AN/A
Readingshttp://www.crcv.com.auRecommendedN/AN/A
Readingshttp://www.gwrdc.com.auRecommendedN/AN/A
Readingshttp://www.wfa.org.auRecommendedN/AN/A
Readingshttp://www.wineaustralia.comRecommendedN/AN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Two 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Assignment (1200 words)35
Tutorial Questions (weekly)35
Written report and 10 minute presentation in pairs (1200 words)30