VIEN 2340

VIEN 2340

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

Hard cider consumption has expanded rapidly over the last decade. Want to learn why? This course covers the scientific basis of cider production from orchard to bottle and provides an overview of the history and culture of cider. We will also review the current market trends and the economics of growing hard cider apples and producing cider. The suitability of producing cider will be contrasted with wine production in NYS. Each class will include tastings so that students receive a robust overview of typical cider flavors, an introduction to different cider styles, and gain an ability to determine the cause of off-flavors and other faults.

When Offered Spring (weeks 1-7).

Fees Course fee: $25 to cover the costs of tastings and supplies.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one college level biology, one college level chemistry, or permission of instructor.

  • Articulate the importance of cider to different regions of the world.
  • Explain the differences between different apple varieties, their horticultural performance & chemical differences, and how different cultivars contribute to ciders.
  • Explain fundamental chemical and biological changes that occur during cider fermentation.
  • Demonstrate mechanics of cider tasting & recognition of key cider flavor attributes.
  • Describe the cider supply chain from orchard to consumer.

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 13800 VIEN 2340   LEC 001

    • R Online Meeting
    • Feb 8 - Mar 26, 2021
    • Arnink, K

      Peck, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites: One college level biology and one college level chemistry, or permission of instructor. Priority given to CALS Students. This course cannot be dropped without the instructor's permission after the second week of class.