Technical Review October 2014 issue available online

The October 2014 issue of Technical Review is now available online. Articles and abstracts can be viewed individually, or the full issue can be downloaded. For copyright reasons, 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
AWRI publications
  • Interactions between industrial yeasts and chemical contaminants in grape juice affect wine composition profile
  • Vintage 2014 – trends from the AWRI helpdesk
  • Closure selection and pH influence on red wine color and tannin during bottle aging
  • Ask the AWRI: the ABCs of filtration and what works for you
Current literature – oenology
  • Four-year research project investigates early influence of oxygen
  • Using heat to clean barrels
  • What are the principles for controlling oxygen in grape must? Which adaptations are possible in a changing (warming) climate?
  • Impact of yeast strain on ester levels and fruity aroma persistence during aging of Bordeaux red wines
  • Hide the label, hide the difference?
  • Influence of winemaking practices on the characteristics of winery wastewater and water usage of wineries
  • Minerality in wines: mental expectations of Swiss and French consumers
  • Lees and high solids clarification; five different types of equipment/ technologies evaluated
Current literature – viticulture
  • Reign of terroir: an interview with Alain Carbonneau
  • Grape sorting on the move – the effects on juice and wine quality
  • Linking grape measurement to wine sensory outcomes
  • Relationship between size and content in sugars or anthocyanins of the grape berry
  • My grapevines are frosted – what now?
  • Cover crops and vineyard floor temperature
  • Determining impact of hand or machine leaf removal on fruit quality
  • Stop! Bunch rot and all other nasties
  • Managing weeds and herbicide resistance in vineyards: new herbicides, combinations and spray nozzles offer control options