Wine Flavor 101

Students in Flavor 101 seminarThese are day-long theme-based seminars or workshops designed to address current key issues important to the grape and wine industries as well as continuing education topics for wine industry professionals.  These programs include topics such as identifying and remediating wine taints, fermentation readiness, the impact of winemaking on color and phenolic content, the impact of oak, the impact of oxygen, wine microbiology, mouthfeel, and the effects of viticultural practices on wine quality.  These programs often include relevant tastings and industry panels.



Save the Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

What:  Wine Flavor 101C: Bottling Line Readiness

Where: UC Davis Conference Center, 550 Alumni Lane, Davis CA 95616

When: 9:00am to 4:00pm


Wine Flavor 101C: Bottling Line Readiness

Please join us for a special Wine Flavor 101 program focused on Bottling Line Readiness. Due to the nature of the workshop, which includes a special demonstration of the mobile bottling line process, the number of participants is limited. During the workshop we will cover every aspect of bottling from quality control to oxygen management as well as closure and labeling decisions. Please see below a synopsis of the program:


8:30-9:00: Registration and Coffee

9:00-9:10: Welcome:  Anita Oberholster, Extension Specialist in Enology, UCD Viticulture & Enology

9:10-10:00: Everything you ever wanted to know about bottling but were afraid to ask – Zoran Ljepović

10:00-10:15: BREAK (split into two groups – Oxygen presentation versus mobile bottling line demo)

10:15-10:45: Oxygen Management in the bottle - Andrew Waterhouse, Professor,  UCD Viticulture & Enology and Executive Director of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science

10:45 – 11:00: BREAK (groups switch from Oxygen presentation to Bottling line demo and vice versa)

11:00-11:45: Mobile Bottling Line Demo – Vince Gutierrez (Business Development Manager, G3 Bottling Division)

11:45– 13:00: LUNCH

13:00-13:30: Agglomerated cork trial – Andrew Waterhouse, Professor, UCD Viticulture & Enology

13:30-14:30: Closure technologies panel: Agglomerated corks -DIAM, Francois Margot, Synthetic Corks - Nomacorc, Don Huffman, Stelvin Screw Caps- Amcor, John Leake, Natural Cork - Cork Supply, Greg Hirson

14:30-15:30: Bottling supply chain panel - Designer, Printer, Paper supplier, Adhesive supplier and Bottle supplier

15:30-15:35: Final comments and adjournment – Anita Oberholster