Technical Review February 2018 issue available

The February 2018 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
  • Resveratrol, human health and winemaking perspectives
  • ASVO announces 2017 AWAC scholarship winner and winemaker of the year finalists
  • Struck match, freshness and tropical fruit: thiols and Chardonnay flavour
  • Rapid assessment of wine yeast viability and vitality
  • Ask the AWRI: biosecurity and viticulture
  • Top tips for wine stabilisation
  • Evaluation of putative precursors of key ‘reductive’ compounds in wines post-bottling
Current literature – oenology
  • Alternative vessels to ferment and mature
  • Rethinking oak budgets: the real cost of barrels
  • Is yeast affecting the taste of your wine? Yeast breeding as a tool for wine stylistic manipulation
  • Quantitating organoleptic volatile phenols in smoke-exposed Vitis vinifera berries
  • Technical feasibility of glucose oxidase as a prefermentation treatment for lowering the alcoholic degree of red wine
  • A full factorial study on the effect of tannins, acidity, and ethanol on the temporal perception of taste and mouthfeel in red wine
  • Sensory quality of wine: quality assessment by merging ranks of an expert-consumer panel
Current literature – viticulture
  • How do herbicide drifts affect your grapevines: symptoms and vine sustainability
  • Allometric relationships for estimating vegetative and reproductive biomass in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.)
  • ABA application during flowering and fruit set reduces berry number and improves cluster uniformity
  • South America's extreme terroirs
  • Leaf removal and cluster thinning efficiencies are highly modulated by environmental conditions in cool climate viticulture
  • Fungicide resistance – where to now?
  • Growers’ grapevine Pinot Gris virus questions answered
  • Approaching a century of growing Mondeuse at Brown Brothers
  • Malbec across the Andes
  • Future opportunities of proximal near infrared spectroscopy approaches to determine the variability of vineyard water status
  • Spatial variation of winegrape yield and berry composition and their relationships to spatiotemporal distribution of soil water content