Technical Review February 2017 issue available online

The February 2017 issue of Technical Review is now available online. Articles and abstracts can be viewed individually, or the full issue can be downloaded. The online format of 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.

For copyright reasons, access to abstracts is available only to Australian winemakers and grapegrowers who pay the Wine Grapes or Grape Research levies. The technical notes authored by the AWRI are, however, freely available. If you have forgotten your password for the AWRI website, please use the forgotten password link to reset your password.

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

AWRI Technical Notes
AWRI publications
  • Wine labelling regulations reviewed – health-related and compositional claims, geographical indications and traditional expressions
  • Wine pH, copper and 'reductive' aromas in wines
  • The impact of wine components on fractionation of Cu and Fe in model wine systems: macromolecules, phenolic and sulfur compounds
  • The impact of non-Saccharomyces yeasts in the production of alcoholic beverages
  • Evaluation of crop coefficients, water productivity, and water balance components for wine grapes irrigated at different deficit levels by a sub-surface drip
  • Application of shade treatments during Shiraz berry ripening to reduce the impact of high temperature
  • Wine consumption and brain health
Current literature – oenology
  • Dry ice blasting, a new tool for barrel regeneration treatment
  • Chardonnay – the coolest of the cool
  • High-tech sustainability: wineries turn to high-tech solutions for sustainable business
  • Managing alcoholic fermentation under practical conditions
  • Malolactic fermentation in barrels vs steel tanks
  • Understanding the origin of sluggish or stuck ferments
  • Chemistry of manganese and interaction with iron and copper in wine
  • Impact of drought stress on concentration and composition of wine proteins in Riesling
  • Sulfur in wine – a snapshot of Australian trends
  • Sulfur dioxide–oxygen consumption ratio reveals differences in bottled wine oxidation
  • Influence of grape seeds and stems on wine composition and astringency
Current literature – viticulture
  • Robots storm the vineyards
  • The pick of activities and experiments from the Champagne region in 2016
  • Terroir and other myths of winegrowing: Mark Matthews generates some controversy
  • Arrested sugar accumulation and altered organic acid metabolism in grape berries affected by berry shrivel syndrome
  • A change for the wetter?
  • Competitiveness of cool climate regions in global wine markets
  • Identification of a defoliation severity threshold for changing fruitset, bunch morphology and fruit composition in Pinot Noir
  • Postbudburst spur pruning reduces yield and delays fruit sugar accumulation in Sangiovese in central Italy
  • New ideas on the modification of the aromatic profile of Sauvignon Blanc in the vineyard
  • The impact of machine harvesting with and without optical berry sorting on Pinot Noir wine composition and quality