Technical Review December 2014 issue available online

The December 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
  • Low Molecular Weight Procyanidins from Grape Seeds Enhance the Impact of 5-Fluorouracil Chemotherapy on Caco-2 Human Colon Cancer Cells
  • Ask the AWRI: export focus on residual metals
  • It’s time to check your refrigeration plant
  • O2: how closures beat terroir
  • Clarifying the mechanism of protein haze formation in white wines
  • Glycoconjugates of volatile phenols and smoke related off-flavours in wine
Current literature – oenology
  • Sanitation – the pros and the cons of the good and the bad in barrels
  • Periodic aeration of red wine compared to microoxygenation at production scale
  • Glutathione protection of white wine aromas
  • Dealing with compromised fruit in the winery
  • New wine tanks provide efficiencies: automation and design innovations help save space and resources
  • STAVIGOM: Cold stabilisation with cellulose gums
  • Oxygen – another tool for the winemaker’s kit bag
  • Are Australian wine consumers willing to pay for the expert service of wine retailers?
  • Protecting your wine: stop counterfeiters from selling cheap imitations of your premium brand
  • Wine as an experience good: price versus enjoyment in blind tastings of expensive and inexpensive wines
  • Strategic implications of the relationship between price and willingness to pay: evidence from a wine-tasting experiment
Current literature – viticulture
  • Influence of leaf canopy height on the occurrence of berry shrivel
  • Cover crop water use in relation to vineyard floor management practices
  • The impact of climatic conditions on berry maturation: Influence of yield, canopy surface area and climate on berry sugar enrichment and its consequence on winemaking choices
  • The art of grafting grapevines (What to do and how to do it)
  • Leaf morphological characteristics and stilbene production differently affect downy mildew resistance of Vitis vinifera varieties grown in Italy
  • New standard in vine planting material is a big step forward
  • Varieties and clones – what’s hot and what’s not for planting
  • Grapevine bud fertility and number of berries per bunch are determined by water and nitrogen stress around flowering in the previous year