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WineFlavor 101E: Impact of Winery Production Practices on Wine Composition


Friday Jun 1st 2012


Freeborn Hall, UC Davis campus


SAVE THE DATE: Friday, June 1, 2012
Our latest in the Wine Flavor 101 Issues Update series of instructional seminars is focused on the critical role of several key winemaking decisions on resultant wine quality or composition. Whether your winery is small or large, the importance of pressing protocol, skin contact, oxygen inclusion/exclusion and tannin additions is universal; these are all topics that most certainly impact the style of wine you make every day. These are all issues you have told us youd like to hear more about, so weve put this program together to address that need.
Remember: these classes are targeted specifically to wine and winegrape industry professionals and, as such, are technical in nature. The information discussed is much the same as that presented to V&E students at UC Davis, and assumes the registrants have some experience with wine chemistry. Register early as these classes have been very popular and often sell out before the event date.
2011-12 Wine Flavor 101E: The Impact of Winery Production Practices on Wine Composition
June 1, 2012 Freeborn Hall

8:30 AM:Coffee and Registration
9:00: Welcome: Linda Bisson, Viticulture & Enology UC Davis
9:10: Overview of Winemaking Decisions and Wine Composition: Linda Bisson
9:40: Pressing and the Impact of Pressing Decisions: Roger Boulton, Viticulture & Enology UC Davis
10:15: BREAK
10:30: Chardonnay Press Fractions Trial: Linda Bisson
10:45 Tasting: Free run, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 Bars
11:00: Verdelho Skin Contact and Yeast Strain Trial: Linda Bisson
11:20: BREAK
11:35: Tasting: Verdelho Skin Contact and Yeast Strain Trial
1:00: Oxygen Treatments Before and During Fermentation: Linda Bisson
1:40: BREAK
2:00 Tasting: Oxygen in Grenache Trial
2:20: Oxygen During Aging and Tannin Management: Anita Oberholster, Viticulture & Enology UC Davis
3:20: BREAK
3:35: Tasting: Student Tannin Addition Trials
4:00: Adjourn

Cost: $200.00
To register by CREDIT CARD, see
To register by CHECK, see Your check must be received by VENSource by Friday, May 28, to be valid. If the class fills before your check is received, youll be notified and your fee will be returned.
A map of Freeborn Hall and nearby parking is here: choose Freeborn Hall from the drop-down menu to the left.
Or, on Google Maps:,+Davis,+CA&aq=&sll=38.544071,-121.750227&sspn=0.008375,0.013797&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Howard+Way,+Davis,+Yolo,+California+95616&z=16 Freeborn Hall is at the south end of Howard Way