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Discovery shows wine grapes gasping for breath

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered how grapes “breathe”, and that shortage of oxygen leads to cell death in the grape. The discovery raises many questions about the potentially significant impacts on grape and wine quality and flavour and vine management, and may lead to new ways of selecting varieties for warming climates. “In 2008 […]

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ARC-TC IWP publishes study on non-Saccharomyces yeast Lachancea thermotolerans

PhD Student Ana Hranilovic has published her work on the yeast Lachancea thermotolerans (formerly Kluyveromyces thermotolerans) as a species with remarkable, yet underexplored, biotechnological potential. To gain an insight into L. thermotolerans population diversity and structure, 172 isolates sourced from diverse habitats worldwide were analysed using a set of 14 microsatellite markers. The resultant clustering revealed that the evolution of L. thermotolerans has been […]

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ARC TC-IWP publishes work on ethanol evaporation from wine glasses

  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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