Trellis Alliance Research Summaries


    In our ongoing effort to keep you informed, we're continuously reviewing current Viticulture and Enology journals and publications to find those articles we feel are especially relevant to all of us. After our committe decides which articles to select, we write a review of each article and post them to our website at http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/trellissummary_categories.php

Some examples include:

Influence of gelation molecular weight on wine phenolic composition and taste http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/pdf/attachment/71%20gelatins%20on%20proanthocyanidins.pdf
Influence of climate,soil and cultivar on terroir http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/pdf/attachment/94%20%20terroir%20and%20climate,%20soil,%20variety.pdf
The impact of climate change on the phenology of winegrapes in Australia http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/pdf/attachment/1109.%20Australian%20climate%20change%20model.pdf 
A rehydration protocol for active dry yeast http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/pdf/attachment/53%20yeast%20rehydration.pdf

There are currently over 100 such research reviews (we call them "summaries") posted on the Trellis Alliance website. They are listed either by category or in numerical sequence. But that number is always increasing as our technical staff reviews the current publications available in the many academic journals, many unavailable to most of you, that host viticulture and enology literature. Once the articles are selected, our technical writer reads and reviews them, summarizing the information contained that has practical application. Her job is to catch those items in an otherwise technical article that actually can be put to use (in most cases) by our members. We can't all take the time to scan all the journals, so we're hoping the Trellis Alliance can help you short-cut that process, allowing you to keep up without having to spend hours doing so.
Please let us know if you know of any topic or particular article you'd like us to consider for this endeavor. We can only succeed with your input. 
Thanks again....and please take a minute to scan these summaries.

Then let us know what you think at http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/contact.php or 530-754-9876.