Technical Review April 2018 issue available online

The April 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
  • Ask the AWRI: wine instabilities – the solids won’t hurt you
  • Comparison of consecutive harvests versus blending treatments to produce lower alcohol wines from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes: impact on polysaccharide and tannin content and composition
  • Chemical and sensory profiling of Shiraz wines co-fermented with commercial non-Saccharomyces inocula
  • Gains in speed, labour and gas consumption for winemakers: membrane contractors for management of dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide
  • Predicting outcomes: learning about ferments from big data
  • Ask the AWRI: volatile acidity
Current literature – oenology
  • Solid solution: making a case for concrete and ceramic vessels in the winery
  • Fire recovery begins; demand for flash wine treatment strong
  • Saccharomyces cerevisiae, non-Saccharomyces yeasts and lactic acid bacteria in sequential fermentations: effect of phenolics and sensory attributes of South African Syrah wines
  • Influence of sequential inoculation in the first fermentation on the foaming properties of sparkling wines
  • Microbial resources and innovation in the wine production sector
  • Chemical gradients in pilot-scale Cabernet Sauvignon fermentations and their effect on phenolic extraction
  • Oxygen and SO2 consumption rates in white and rosé wines: relationship with and effects on wine chemical composition
  • Organic wine purchase behaviour in Germany: exploring the attitude-behaviour-gap with data from a household panel
Current literature – viticulture
  • Dry matter accumulation and nitrogen and potassium partitioning in the roots and trunk of field-grown Thompson Seedless grapevines
  • Phenolic characteristics and antioxidant activity of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon wines increase with vineyard altitude in a high-altitude region
  • Does full exposure of clusters have any negative effects on Tempranillo (Vitis vinifera L.) grape quality in La Rioja, Spain? The use of severe cluster-zone leaf removal after berry set
  • Effect of different cutting heights of mechanically pruned grapevines cv. Merlot over three consecutive seasons
  • Double-pruning grapevines as a management tool to delay berry ripening and control yield
  • Crop level and harvest date impact composition of four Ontario winegrape cultivars. I. Yield, fruit, and wine composition
  • Shoot trimming effects on Pinot Noir
  • Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Grapevine Downy and Powdery Mildew, July 17-19, 2017, Corvallis, Oregon, USA. Oregon State University
  • Managing grapevine trunk diseases with respect to etiology and epidemiology: current strategies and future prospects
  • What’s the right spray? The best spraying options for keeping fungal disease at bay
  • Water management of irrigated Cabernet Sauvignon grapevines in semi-arid areas