Fermentation survey and Technical Review December 2013 issue

Ferment survey – can you help?

The AWRI is asking winemakers to complete a five minute survey that will help shape the extension and support program for the AWRI Ferment Simulator.

The AWRI Ferment Simulator is a new tool that allows winemakers to monitor and predict the performance of their ferments. Extensively trialled over the past three vintages, the Simulator is now freely available to Australian levy payers via the AWRI website.

This survey is aimed at all winemakers, including those that have used the Ferment Simulator and those that have not heard of it before.

Please click to access the survey.

December 2013 Technical Review available online

The December 2013 issue of Technical Review is now available for viewing online and for downloading. Access is available only to Australian winemakers and grapegrowers who pay the Wine Grapes or Grape Research levies. The new online Technical Review allows you to browse the list of the latest articles on grape and wine production by keyword, view article summaries and order journal articles from the AWRI Library.

Below is a snapshot of what’s in this issue:

AWRI Technical Notes
  • ‘The impact of oak addition on the colour and phenolic profile of red wines’
  • ‘How wine pH and closure selection influence red wine colour and tannin during ageing’
AWRI publications
  • ‘Yeast effects on Pinot Noir phenolics, colour and tannin composition
Current literature – oenology
  • ‘Strategies to manage dissolved oxygen’
  • ‘Avoid three common barrel problems’
Current literature – marketing and packaging
  • ‘Advances in closure quality’
Current literature – viticulture
  • ‘Final report on climate change and Australian wine is released’
  • ‘Influence of canopy height on maturity and leaf surface’
  • ‘Influence of organic fertilisers on nitrogen content in soil and must’

Please click here to access the December 2013 issue of Technical Review.