Author event: Patrick Iland: Why wines taste like they do – Thursday 21 November

The Friends of the University of Adelaide Library invite you to an author event with Patrick Iland on Thursday 21 November, 2013, at 6.00 for 6.30pm at the Charles Hawker Conference Centre, Waite Campus, University of Adelaide.

The presentation begins with a discussion on “Why wines taste like they do”. An imaginary tasting will lead you through the taste of several wine styles – from Champagne to the Muscats of Rutherglen. You will imagine the taste of some of the finest and rarest wines available in the world of wine today. The focus will then turn to climate change and the likely impact on the taste of Australian red wine. We will finish with composts, cow horns and phases of the moon and the mysterious world of biodynamic viticulture – a vine growing philosophy that many of our top winemakers are now adopting, either partially or fully.

Dr Patrick Iland OAM has been teaching and researching about grapes and wines for over 30 years. With colleagues and former students he has written and published several books on viticulture and wine. This presentation will focus on two of those books – “A Taste of the World of Wine ” and “The Grapevine – from the science to the practice of growing grapes for wine”. Both books have achieved international awards.

Patrick is currently Visiting Research Fellow, School of Agricultural, Food and Wine, at The University of Adelaide, and he is also former Senior Lecturer in the Department of Viticulture and Oenology at both Roseworthy Agricultural College and The University of Adelaide.

Please note that this event will be held at The Charles Hawker Conference Centre, located at the Waite Campus. A map of the campus can be found at:



Bookings by Tuesday 19 November to:
Telephone: 8313 4064
Open to the public
Gold coin admission

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