Oenology

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Oenology,œnology, or enology is the science and study of all aspects of wine and wine-making except vine-growing and grape-harvesting, which is a subfield called viticulture. “Viticulture and oenology” is a common designation for training programmes and research centres that include both the “outdoors” and “indoors” aspects of wine production. An expert in the field of oenology is known as an oenologist.

Prerequisites[edit]

Early pressing of the grapes and storing wine

Physical Sciences[edit]

Life Sciences[edit]

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Oenology Lessons[edit]

Introduction to Wines[edit]

Survey of wine producing regions of the world;

  1. Wikipedia article:w:Old_World_wine
  2. Wikipedia article:w:New_World_wine
  3. Wikipedia article:w:List_of_wine-producing_regions
  4. Wikipedia article:w:Growing_region

...principles of wine production. Topics include grape growing, fermentation and stabilization of wine,

  1. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_production
  2. Wikipedia article:w:Stabilization_of_wine

...application of sensory science to the evaluation of wine quality, health aspects, classification, regulation and marketing of wine.

  1. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_tasting
  2. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_tasting_descriptors
  3. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_and_health
  4. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_label
  5. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_law

Wine Chemistry[edit]

Sugars, acids, nitrogenous compounds in grape juice; antimicrobial and antioxidant activity of sulphur dioxide; must adjustments; biochemistry of alcoholic and malo-lactic fermentation; bitartrate and protein stability; fining agents; wine aging and phenolic oxidation.

  1. Wikipedia article:w:Sugars in wine
  2. Wikipedia article:w:Acids in wine
  3. Wikipedia article:w:Condensed tannin
  4. Wikipedia article:w:Sulfur dioxide
  5. Wikipedia article:w:Must
  6. Wikipedia article:w:Fermentation (wine)
  7. Wikipedia article:w:Malolactic fermentation
  8. Wikipedia article:w:Potassium bitartrate
  9. Wikipedia article:w:Winemaking
  10. Wikipedia article:w:Aging of wine
  11. Wikipedia article:w:Phenolic content in wine
  12. Wikipedia article:w:Storage of wine

Wine Processing and Equipment[edit]

Theory and operation of grape and wine processing equipment in commercial wineries, including crushers, presses, filters, pumps, tanks; winery layout; sanitation and waste water management.

  1. Wikipedia article:w:Maceration (wine)
  2. Wikipedia article:w:Wine press
  3. Wikipedia article:w:Wine fault
  4. Wikipedia article:w:Water filter
  5. Wikipedia article:w:Pump
  6. Wikipedia article:w:Storage tank
  7. Wikipedia article:w:Winery
  8. Wikipedia article:w:Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures
  9. Wikipedia article:w:Wastewater

Wine Microbiology[edit]

Identification and enumeration of indigenous micro-organisms in grape must. Alcoholic fermentation; metabolism of nitrogen compounds and organic acids; production of sulphur compounds; killer yeasts; malolactic fermentation; wine spoilage micro-organisms; genetic improvement of wine yeasts.

  1. Internet pdf [www.infowine.com/docs/front-matter.pdf naming micro-organisms in must]
  2. Wikipedia article:w:Ethanol fermentation
  3. Wikipedia article:w:Metabolism
  4. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_fault#Sulfur_compounds
  5. Wikipedia article:w:Killer yeast
  6. Wikipedia article:w:Malolactic fermentation
  7. Wikipedia article:w:Acetobacter
  8. Wikipedia article:w:Yeast in winemaking

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Preliminary Study guide[edit]

  1. Wikipedia article:w:Wine_history

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References[edit]

Additional helpful readings include:

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