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J-Term Diaries: Australia
J-term In Australia
CHEM 160.01 - Chemistry of Winemaking
Students will become familiar with the various systems of classification of wine and develop an understanding of the grape plant, its variety, and taxonomy. The course will include detailed coverage of the production of wine from vine planting and vineyard care to harvesting, fermentation, bottling, aging, and shipping. In addition, students will learn the chemical mechanisms behind the fermentation of natural substances to produce ethanol, as well as the analytical instrumentation used in the quality control, verification, and identification of wines from around the world. The travel portion of the course will include tours of wineries, visits to departments of enology and viticulture at research universities, visits to wine laboratories, and hands-on experience in winemaking. Offered during J-term. Four hours. Schreiner and Marchetti.