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EV 204
Science of Winemaking II


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
Emphasizes the chemistry of winemaking, wine analysis and quality control. Students will learn wine composition, wine analytical techniques, and the relevance of these analyses to winemaking decisions. Students will also gain knowledge of wine filtration and post-fermentation wine stewardship. Prerequisites: Successful completion of EV 203.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the chemistry behind and methods of basic wine analyses through observation, and reproduce the lab analyses via hands on practice.
  • Analyze wines for pH, titratable acidity, ethanol, free and total sulfur dioxide, and volatile acidity.
  • Independently reproduce individual lab analyses in a vintage work environment.
  • Appraise and apply laboratory analysis results.
  • Practice the methods to evaluate, manage, and modify various chemical components in a winery environment.
  • Trial wine blends then utilize sensory analysis to critique blends.
  • Conduct bentonite fining trials, determine the rate of bentonite needed, then apply the results to commercial batches of white wine.
  • Receive information on the principles of wine filtration.
  • Conduct filtration on commercial batches of wine.
  • Synthesize the processes of winemaking finishing and bottling a commercial quality of wine and conducting all relevant pre- and post-bottling analyses.

  • Course Topics
  • Wine chemistry
  • Wine spoilage and quality control
  • Wine analytical techniques
  • Wine filtration and reverse osmosis

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EV 204
    Winter 2017
    0591
    Tim Donahue
    EV 204
    Winter 2017
    0590
    Sabrina Lueck
    EV 204
    Winter 2016
    0590
    Sabrina Lueck
    EV 204
    Winter 2015
    0335
    Sabrina Lueck
    EV 204
    Winter 2014
    0335
    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.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.