Studying The Australian Wine Industry
This video provides an insight into one of the unique courses taught as part of the University of Adelaide’s Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology degree: The Australian Wine Industry – Rise of an icon. In-depth scientific knowledge is not required just an interest and passion for Australian wine!
The Australian wine industry is internationally renowned for the innovative approaches that have made it a leading instigator of many ‘best-practices’ across the entire wine value chain, from grape growing, wine making to consumer satisfaction. The Rise of an Icon course will provide a broad understanding of the principles and practices of grape and wine production, and the sensory evaluation of wine.
Students will be introduced to topics such as grapevine structure and anatomy, the annual growth cycles, vineyard management and operation, making of table, sparkling, fortified and dessert wines, sensory evaluation of wines, regional wine styles, and basic flavour chemistry of grapes and wine; emphasising aspects distinctive to the Australian wine industry.
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