THE AUSTRALIAN WINE INDUSTRY AND ITS WINES

AGR3AWI

2015

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.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Sale

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

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 ResearchRecommendedTBATBA
ReadingsAustralian Society of Viticulture and Oenology IncRecommendedTBATBA
ReadingsAustralian Viticulture (Journal of the Winegrape Growers Council)RecommendedTBATBA
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 WinemakerRecommendedTBATBA
ReadingsThe Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry JournalRecommendedTBATBA
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.auRecommendedTBATBA
Readingshttp://www.awri.com.auRecommendedTBATBA
Readingshttp://www.crcv.com.auRecommendedTBATBA
Readingshttp://www.gwrdc.com.auRecommendedTBATBA
Readingshttp://www.wfa.org.auRecommendedTBATBA
Readingshttp://www.wineaustralia.comRecommendedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify regional Australian wine styles by their organoleptic characteristics

Activities:
Workshops and industry visits will be used to explore Australian wine styles. Group discussions in workshops shall reinforce knowledge gained.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

02. Identify the regulatory roles played by industry and government in the Australian wine industry

Activities:
Using workshops and research tasks, students will develop a strong understanding of the regulatory framework and self-compliance of the industry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Analyse current production figures and trends in both the domestic and export markets and describe their effects on the evolution of Australian wine styles

Activities:
Using industry data and research, students will gain an understanding of the production magnitude and value of the wine industry both within Australia and worldwide. Workshop discussion and dialogue will be used to discuss the trends in the wine industry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

04. Recognise and explain the main challenges facing the Australian wine industry including regional strengths and weaknesses

Activities:
Workshops and industry visits will be used by students to gain an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the Australian wine industry. Challenges and developments overseas will be researched for their applicability to the Australian industry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

05. Describe and explain the principles and historical context of innovation and research in the Australian wine industry

Activities:
Workshops, selected readings and research tasks will be used by students in workshops to explore the historical context of innovation and research in the Australian wine industry.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical Awareness (Ethical Awareness)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping, 2015, 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% ILO*
Assignment (1200 words)35 02, 03, 04, 05
Tutorial Questions (weekly)35 01, 02, 03
Written report and 10 minute presentation in pairs (1200 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05