- Schedule of Classes - December 14, 2017 7:14PM EST
- Course Catalog - December 14, 2017 7:15PM EST
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
Viticulture and enology principles and practices, emphasizing cool climate production. Course examines environmental factors affecting grape production and quality, soils, anatomical and physiological bases for vineyard management decision-making. All aspects of winemaking are covered, from harvest decisions to bottling, with concentration on practices through fermentation completion.
When Offered Fall.
Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 50 students. Preference given to Viticulture and Enology majors and minors.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: FDSC 1104/PLHRT 1104/VIEN 1104, college-level general chemistry and general biology (at least one of each).
Distribution Category (BIONLS-AG, OPHLS-AG)
- Illustrate the phenology and growth of grapevines.
- Demonstrate wine flavor evaluation and appreciation techniques.
- Describe different grapevine rootstocks, their attributes, and backgrounds.
- Discuss the climatic requirements of grapevines.
- Explain and assess fruit growth, development, ripening.
- Define and evaluate the impact of viticultural practices and environmental influences on vine growth and fruit composition.
- List and recognize grape pests and diseases.
- Apply basic chemistry and biology principles to enology techniques & analyses.
- Explain each step in winemaking procedure, including typical procedures used and the scientific rationale for choosing a particular technique from alternatives at each step.
- Discuss information in books and articles, using good critical evaluation skills.
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