Technical Review April 2015 issue now available online

The April 2015 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
  • Improving refrigeration efficiency and reducing electricity use
  • New tool sheds light on relationship between grape and wine tannins
  • Effects of oxygen exposure during pressing and juice/wine handling
  • Authenticity issues on the rise
  • Formation of hydrogen sulfide from cysteine in Saccharomyces cerevisiae BY4742: genome wide screen reveals a central role of the vacuole
  • Closure trials demonstrate volatile sulfur compound formation
  • Ask the AWRI – the power of pH
Current literature – oenology
  • Australian Pinot Noir
  • Fermenting with stems: WALT winemaker takes creative approach for Pinot Noir
  • Co-inoculation with yeast and lactic acid bacteria
  • Audit of microbiological risks. A powerful diagnostic tool for understanding contamination problems. Example for the yeast Brettanomyces bruxellensis
  • Best practice in managing MLF whether adopting a cultured approach or leaving it up to nature
  • Key changes in wine aroma active compounds during bottle storage of Spanish red wines under different oxygen levels
  • Stickiness: a new concept in grape and wine tannin
  • In-line measurement of color and total phenolics during red wine fermentations using a light-emitting diode sensor
  • The birth of precision bottling: audit of bottle oxygen variation in winery trials shows size of the challenge
  • The commoditisation of Australian wine in export markets
  • Acceptability of reduced-alcohol wine. Relative importance of taste and information
Current literature – viticulture
  • Grapevine vegetative and reproductive development respond to soil temperature
  • Fruit ripening has little influence on grapevine cold acclimation
  • Grapevine mysteries revealed: research probes grape breeding, cold hardiness and canopy management
  • Shiraz disease goes viral
  • The selection of disease-tolerant grape varieties: basic concepts in genetic vine improvement
  • Extracts from vine prunings as a treatment for mildew
  • Suitability of the Niellucciu clones N902, N960 and N(8)998 from Corsica and comparison of these clones with the synonymous San Giovese: SG R24, N E288 and N E293
  • Peppery aromatic in wines from cultivar Gruener Veltliner
  • Impact of various organic supplements on the fertility of soils in organic viticulture
  • Irrigation control in viticulture: laboratory measurements of soil moisture using sensors and calculating the water balance