To: Regional Wine Producers
From: Bruce Zoecklein
Subject: Out of Office, 80 Virginia Bonded Wineries, Pre-Harvest Workshop, Scholarship Recipient, ASEV-Eastern Section Meeting, Red Wine HACCP-like Plan, Calendar of Up-Coming Programs
Out of Office. I will be out of the office until Monday, July 22, 2002. I will return messages after that time, at my first opportunity.
80 Virginia Bonded Wineries. To even the casual observer, the growth of the Virginia wine industry has appeared significant. In 1995 we had 53 wineries, today we have 80!
A pre-harvest workshop is scheduled for Monday, August 5, White Hall Vineyards, 10:00 am-4:30 pm. This program will be conducted by myself and a colleague, Lisa Van de Water, Director, The Wine Lab, Napa, CA and Pacific Rim Enology Services, Blenheim, New Zealand and Richard Cary, President of Vitis Research.
Pre-registration is required. The Workshop fee is $30 per person, which includes lunch, payable at the door. Send me an email message at firstname.lastname@example.org with the word Pre-harvest in the subject line.
This practically-oriented, one-day program will include the following topics:
Scholarship Recipient. Emily Hodson, an MS candidate in the Enology-Grape Chemistry Group, Virginia Tech, has been awarded a scholarship by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture, Eastern Section. Emily's family owns one of Virginia's newest wineries, Veritas. Her research is on the application of aroma/flavor trapping. She will receive her award at the annual meeting of the Eastern Section of the ASEV in Baltimore.
ASEV-Eastern Section Meeting. The annual meeting of the Eastern Section of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture will be held July 10-12 in Baltimore, MD. Information is available at www.nysaes.cornell.edu/fst/asev. Please support your professional society! The society has had a direct impact on the Virginia industry as a result of a number of student scholarships.
Red Wine HACCP-like plan. As discussed at the Winemakers Roundtable meeting of May 25, now is the time to evaluate the structure and texture of last year's reds and determine the merits and deficiencies. This will help assure improvement in wine quality for the 2002 vintage. The seven components important to red wine structure/texture include: volume, acidity, roughness, tannin intensity, astringency, dryness and bitterness.
It is important to remember the relationship between structural components. That relationship can be depicted by the following palate balance equation: (the sum of the perception of sweet) must be equal to (the sum of the perception of acidity plus bitterness and astringency)
Prior to the harvest, each of the following factors which influence wine structure/texture should be reviewed. How is each of these influencing your red wine structure/texture and quality?
Each of the above has been discussed in issues of Enology Notes and/or The Vintners Corner, posted on-line. Additionally, on-line are several discussions related to the establishment of a HACCP-like plan.
UP-COMING ENOLOGY-GRAPE CHEMISTRY GROUP PROGRAMS
Norton Roundtable. Chrysalis Vineyards, July 29, 1:30 pm. RSVP required. Send me an email message at email@example.com.
Pre-harvest Workshop. White Hall Vineyards, August 5, 10am-4:30pm. A nominal fee will be charged for lunch and expenses. Preregistration is required. Registration will be on-line. Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word "Pre-harvest" in the subject line.
Juice and Wine Analysis Workshop. Food Science and Technology Bld., Virginia Tech. January 7 and 8, 2003. Fee $350. Preregistration is required. Additional information on-line at www.vtwines.info or www.fst.vt.edu/zoecklein/index.html. There are only 14 slots. Virginia producers will get priority until November 1. Send check payable to:
Bruce Zoecklein - Foundation Account
Department of Food Science and Technology 0418
Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Special Topics in Grape and Wine Analysis: Tannin and Color Measurements Workshop. Food Science and Technology Bld., Virginia Tech. January 16, 2003. Fee $200. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration will be on-line after July 30, 2002 at www.vtwines.info or www.fst.vt.edu/zoecklein/index.html. There are only 14 slots. Virginia producers will get priority until November 15.
Advanced Winery Design. Time and Location TBA - see web site, Enology Notes and The Vintners Corner newsjournal.
Subscription to Enology Notes. All past Enology Notes and Vintner's Corner newsjournals are posted on the Enology-Grape Chemistry Group's web site at: http://www.fst.vt.edu/zoecklein/index.html or http://www.vtwines.info/. Enology Notes are slightly different in content from the subscription based Vintner's Corner newsjournal.
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Dr. Bruce Zoecklein
Associate Professor and Enology Specialist
Head Enology-Grape Chemistry Group
Department of Food Science and Technology
Blacksburg VA 24061
Enology-Grape Chemistry Group Web address: www.vtwines.info or www.fst.vt.edu/zoecklein/index.html
Phone: (540) 231-5325
Fax: (540) 231-9293