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EV 189
Sensory Analysis of Wine


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:10    Lab Hours:40


Description
Sensory analysis specific to wine production. The lecture will focus on the effect of appearance on taste perception as well as olfactory and taste transduction mechanisms. The lab portion will focus on specific wine varietals, use of oak in winemaking, secondary fermentation characteristics and individual wine component threshold identification. The overall purpose of the course is to help students to train their palates to make informed decision making during wine production. Prerequisite: EV 107. Recommended: EV 203.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Sensory evaluation of both red and white wine varietals and their differences by observation, olfaction and tasting of over 200 wines.
  • Develop the ability to distinguish between various wine faults and recognize their influence on the perception of wine.
  • Discuss wines, differentiate various aroma and flavor markers for different varietals and defend individual perception in various wines.
  • Critique, appraise, differentiate and identify various wines.
  • Develop a basic understanding of basic tastes, method of transduction and their relevance to wine.
  • Demonstrate the ability to distinguish between various wine faults and recognize their influence on the perception of wine.

  • Course Topics
  • Sensory dimensions of wine.
  • Analysis panels.
  • Basic tasting skills.
  • Wine aroma.
  • Taste system/Basic tastes.
  • Tastes in white wine.
  • Tastes in red wine analysis.
  • Taste threshold testing analysis.
  • Wine fault identification analysis.
  • Wine and food interactions analysis.
  • Red, white, sparkling, fortified, full bodied red, full bodied white analysis.
  • Light and medium bodied white and red analysis.
  • Old world vs. new world red and white.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EV 189
    Spring 2014
    0589
    Tim Donahue
    EV 189
    Winter 2013
    0341
    Tim Donahue
    EV 189
    Winter 2012
    0341
    Tim Donahue
    EV 189
    Winter 2011
    0341
    Tim Donahue


    Two Year Projected Schedule

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    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
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    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.