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 […]
The ARC TC-IWP would like to congratulate PhD students: Zeyu Xiao who submitted his thesis ‘Hypoxia and Cell Death in Grape Berries (Vitis vinifera L.)’ on 21st February 2018 and Ana Hranilovic who submitted her thesis: ‘Managing ethanol and sensory compounds by non-Saccharomyces yeasts’ on 23rd February 2018.
The ARC TC-IWP would like to congratulate PhD students Lieke van der Hulst and Sijing Li who submitted their thesis on respectively the 17th of November and the 1st of December. The title of Lieke’s thesis is: The analysis of grapevine response to smoke exposure. Sijing’s work is titled: Selective use of winemaking supplements to […]
The last workshop for the first round of the ARC TC-IWP was held last Monday the 7th of August with presentations from all PhD students and Post docs at the Charles Hawker Conference Centre at the Waite Campus. Industry partners and academic colleagues gathered to listen to the presentations and discuss the outcomes of several […]
The ARC TC-IWP would like to congratulate PhD student Bora Qesja who submitted her thesis on the 31st of July 2017. The title of her thesis is: Innovating Traditional Products: Product Authenticity vs. Perceived Sacrifice from the Innovation.
The Australian Government has today announced $4,459,672 over five years in continued funding for the Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, under the Australian Research Council (ARC) Industrial Transformation Research Program. The funding from the ARC which, with additional support of $4 million in cash and in-kind support from project partners and Wine Australia, highlights […]
PhD student Bora Qesja and Prof Roberta Crouch are researching the consumer acceptance of low alcohol wines. A technical note on consumers perception of low alcohol wines can be found here.
Dr 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 […]
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 […]
Hundreds of different yeast strains are used in wine fermentation but we’ve really only scratched the surface in terms of understanding the possible options. Nearly all commonly used strains are of the species Saccharomyces cerevisiae and the others only represent another three or four species. So, with around 50 wine-related species out there in the […]