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Think about your favourite wine. Imagine the brilliance of its colour in the glass, the ripe fruit aromas on the nose, a hint of toasty oak and lingering tannins on the back palate. Perhaps you like a specific wine, but can’t pinpoint the reason why. The attributes that make wine so enjoyable are achieved through the expertise of viticulturists and winemakers, whose decision-making in the vineyard and winery is underpinned by science – to be precise, viticulture and oenology.

The finer details can take years to learn, but in a matter of weeks this course will give you a broad understanding of the principles and practices used to grow grapes and make wine, and their impact on wine appearance, aroma, flavour and taste. You’ll also gain an appreciation for how cutting-edge research is helping to secure the future sustainability of the global wine industry. Whether you’re a wine novice or a seasoned oenophile,, this course is for anyone who loves wine and wine tasting. You’ll even get to make your own wine-- virtually at least!

Confidently describe wine appearance, aroma, flavour and taste.

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Syllabus

  • Evaluate and communicate the various sensory attributes of wine using formal descriptive language
  • Explain the structure, growth and development of grapevines and objectives of different vineyard management practices
  • Contrast the different winemaking techniques employed in the production of different styles of wine
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Kerry Wilkinson
Professor of Oenology
University of Adelaide

Cassandra Collins
Associate Professor in Viticulture
University of Adelaide

David Jeffery
Associate Professor in Wine Science
University of Adelaide

Paul Grbin
Associate Professor of Oenology
University of Adelaide

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I really enjoyed the course and found it beneficial. The content was great and the assessments at the end of each module helped consolidate the learning. I did further research each time and the only disappointing thing was that one of the lectures was almost word perfect to the Wickipedia article.Otherwise a great course and I really recommend it

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I really enjoyed the course and found it beneficial. The content was great and the assessments at the end of each module helped consolidate the learning. I did further research each time and the only disappointing thing was that one of the lectures was almost word perfect to the Wickipedia article.Otherwise a great course and I really recommend it