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OENOLOGY 7019WT - Sensory Studies

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Waite
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Assessment: Practical report, tasting tests, group oral presentation, written exam
Syllabus:

This course involves teaching sessions that may be attended by both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students. 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 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 interaction, followed by a detailed examination of white and red table, fortified and sparkling wines.

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Commonwealth supported
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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 09/08/2021 Wed 18/08/2021 Fri 17/09/2021 Fri 29/10/2021


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24729 LE01 40 21 28 Jul - 15 Sep Wednesday 10am - 12pm Charles Hawker, 130, McLeod Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Wednesday 10am - 12pm Charles Hawker, 130, McLeod Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
20574 TU01 20 6 26 Jul - 25 Oct Monday 1pm - 3pm Wine Innovation Central, 431, Meeting Room
20575 TU02 20 20 30 Jul - 29 Oct Friday 1pm - 3pm Wine Innovation Central, 431, Meeting Room
24830 TU03 20 16 26 Jul - 25 Oct Monday 1pm - 3pm  
Note: Location for tutorial 3 and 4 is the Focus Room, Room 4.32, Level 4, WIC Building, Waite Campus.
24831 TU04 20 19 30 Jul - 29 Oct Friday 1pm - 3pm  
Note: Location for tutorial 3 and 4 is the Focus Room, Room 4.32, Level 4, WIC Building, Waite Campus.
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24730 PR01 40 21 28 Jul - 15 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Plant Genomics Centre, 126/127, Meeting Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 5pm Plant Genomics Centre, 126/127, Meeting Room