Vineyard in the Barossa Valley

Following the publication of two papers by the training centre on the topic of ethanol evaporation and winemaking supplements the ARC-TC has also published a set of technical notes. They can be found here.

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ChileDr Renata Ristic and Lieke van der Hulst have been invited by the Chilean wine industry to share their knowledge on smoke taint.  

Following bushfires in several wine regions throughout Chile an invitation was extended from Vinos de Chile to the ARC-TC IWP to share knowledge on the effects of smoke exposure on grapevine health, grape and wine quality. Dr Renata Ristic and PhD candidate Lieke van der Hulst travelled through the affected regions and visited wineries and vineyards in Cauquenes, Curicó and Colchagua Valley.

During a seminar in Talca on Wednesday the 15th of March Renata and Lieke presented research outcomes of different trials investigating the effects of grapevine exposure to smoke and vine recovery following bush fire. It was a fruitful trip with meetings with several producers and representatives from universities from Santiago and Talca, board directors from Vinos of Chile and the Ministry of Agriculture.

 

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Photo credit: Duc-Truc Pham

Photo credit: Duc-Truc Pham

Upon invitation by the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council the ARC TC-IWP travelled to the South East of South Australia for two days to present current work and discuss challenges faced by winemakers and grape growers in this area. A group of PhD students, postdocs and chief investigators visited wineries in the Coonawarra to learn about this wine region and their beloved Cabernet Sauvignon.

On the first day of the trip the group visited three wineries to get a taste of the range of wines produced in Coonawarra. Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Rymill Coonawarra and Raidis Estate provided tours of their winery, vineyards and of course, their cellar doors.

Photo credit: Duc-Truc Pham

Photo credit: Duc-Truc Pham

The trip into the vineyard at Wynns provided to be very interesting, especially seeing the famous ‘terra rossa’ soil of the Coonawarra. The day ended with a beautiful meal at the Chardonnay Lodge, provided by the Limestone Coast Grape and Wine Council.

On the second day of the trip all TC-IWP students and postdocs presented their most current research for the assembled grape growers and winemakers from the Limestone Coast region. All presentations were well received and a lively discussion about the direction of future research was the result of a couple successful days of industry engagement for the ARC TC-IWP.

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During a recent trip to visit family in Italy Rocco Longo held a seminar at the University of Turin in Alba (Piedmont, Italy). The purpose of the seminar, “Expand your career abroad: approaching the Australian wine industry”, was to present and discuss the opportunities for 2nd and 3rd-year students from the Bachelor Course in Viticulture […]

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  David Wollan and Dr Duc-Truc Pham have published their work on ethanol evaporation from wine glasses and the impact this has on sensory attributes of wine. Research findings have important implications for sensory analysis of wines, within specific informal sensory trials and particularly wine shows. Is it time for us to change the sensory set-up? You can find the […]

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The Wine Centre for Innovative Wine Production has embraced a wide range of scientific disciplines, giving students and researchers the chance to include many different techniques and scientific interests in their work. A good example is the research Zelmari Coetzee is doing on the cultivation of grapevines in environmentally controlled chambers. Because of this, she attended the 5th […]

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Congratulations to proud parents Ya and ARC-TC IWP PhD student Chao Dang on such a cute baby boy whose name means ‘inheriting knowledge and reputation’. Shaowen was born on 29 May 2016. An exciting and unusual output of the ARC TC-IWP!

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Lieke van der Hulst and David Jeffery represented the Training Centre at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting in Philadelphia in late August. David Jeffery presented the book he co-authored on Wine Chemistry, and Miss van der Hulst presented work on the stability of smoke taint precursors in wine. Both the book as well as Lieke’s […]

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The ARC TC-IWP held a workshop ‘Alcohol corrected wines: from production to consumption’ at the 16th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference, presenting research results and wines from several different wine production strategies, including the use of sequential harvests, non-Saccharomyces yeast strains, wine making additives and reverse osmosis/evaporative perstraction (RO/EP). During the workshop consumer acceptance of […]

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The ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, the University of Adelaide, and National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (CSU, NSWDPI & NSWWIA) organised an industry workshop ‘How can we modulate flavour and alcohol levels in times of climate and market change?’ at Charles Sturt University on 19th May, 2016. Located in Wagga Wagga, the […]

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