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OENOLOGY 2502WT - Sensory Studies II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Waite
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Restriction: Available to Bachelor of Viticulture and Oenology students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assumed Knowledge: BIOLOGY 1202, BIOLOGY 1101, OENOLOGY 1018NW, CHEM 1100 or CHEM 1101, or CHEM 1201
Assessment: Exams, written exercises, presentations, practicals

This course provides a scientifically based introduction to sensory evaluation and its relationship to the winemaking process, and promotes the development of technically accurate wine assessment skills. The physiology of taste receptors, olfaction and the structure of oral mucosa are examined. Recent advances in knowledge including the function of signal transduction molecules and protein structure are used to explain current models of flavour, astringency and taste perception. Basic flavour chemistry of grapes and wine and wine faults is introduced. An introduction to sensory measurement theory, psychophysics, aroma and taste interactions, threshold measurement and the psychological and physiological factors affecting perception is presented. The concept of adaptation and its application to the sensory evaluation of wines, and elements of good sensory practice including data collection and statistical analysis are described. The practical program will be used to develop basic skills in sensory assessment of wines leading to the interpretation of wine characteristics in terms of wine style and quality. This is achieved by a progressive development of sensory skills, using model solutions to depict basic tastes and their interactions, followed by detailed examination of white and red table, fortified and sparkling wines, and wine and food interactions.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program

Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24692 LE01 56 4 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Charles Hawker, 130, McLeod Lecture Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Charles Hawker, 130, McLeod Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24693 PR01 56 4 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 8am - 12pm Southern Barns Sensory, G2, Laboratory
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 8am - 12pm Southern Barns Sensory, G2, Laboratory