Webinars

Bureau of Meteorology Seasonal Outlook for vintage 2020

Date: Thursday, 23 January 2020

Time: 11.30 – 12.15 pm Australian Central Standard Time (Adelaide, GMT+10:30)

Summary: An integral part of monitoring grape maturity and fermentation is the measurement of total dissolved solids (TDS), usually as Brix or Baume. Doing these measurements accurately is important when determining harvest date as well as for achieving good fermentation control and quality outcomes. This webinar will review common methods for measuring TDS using refractometers, hydrometers or density meters, the correct techniques, calibration and practical trouble-shooting for some of the typical problems encountered. The webinar will also review the rule of thumb that 1 degree Baume gives 1% alcohol in the final wine and why it is so often wrong.

Speaker: Dr Eric Wilkes – Group Manager - Commercial Services at the Australian Wine Research Institute




Previous webinars

Presentation title Speaker Date Recording Resources

Bureau of Meteorology Seasonal Outlook for vintage 2020 – (more)

Darren Ray – Bureau of Meteorology

5 December

Soil health checklist – what to measure to assess soil health – (more)

Dr Mark Krstic – The Australian Wine Research Institute

28 November

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Heat proofing vineyards – (more)

Dr Joanna Gambetta and Julia Gouot – National Wine and Grape Industry Centre (CSU)

21 November

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Membrane contactors for dissolved gas management – (more)

Dr Simon Nordestgaard – The Australian Wine Research Institute

14 November

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Managing ‘reductive’ aromas in wines – (more)

Dr Marlize Bekker – The Australian Wine Research Institute

7 November

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Consumer responses to sustainability certification in the wine industry – (more)

Larissa Barrows – University of Melbourne

24 October

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Using maceration techniques to tailor red wine styles – (more)

Dr Keren Bindon – The Australian Wine Research Institute

3 October

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GAIA – a new app to locate vineyards, store information and monitor crop health – (more)

Sandy Hathaway – Wine Australia

26 September

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How weeds influence a vineyard – (more)

Tony Hoare – The Australian Wine Research Institute

19 September

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Bureau of Meteorology frost risk outlook and frost warning service – (more)

Darren Ray & Dr Naomi Benger – Bureau of Meteorology

5 September

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2018-19 webinars

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