Controlling Wine Spoilage: Harvest To Consumer

(Webinar length:  1h 15m)


Microorganisms can make great wines or spoil them completely. Potential spoilage microorganisms are present at every step of the winemaking process from the vineyard to the bottle including viticulture practices, harvest decisions, harvest methods, harvest equipment, grape transport, grape processing, winery practices, fermentation equipment, post fermentation processes, tank ageing, barrel ageing, blending, filtration, bottling equipment. Successful winemaking requires constant vigilance and attention to detail.

Areas Covered:

  • Sources of spoilage microorganisms
  • Vineyard practices
  • Harvest decisions
  • Harvest methods
  • Transport of harvested grapes
  • Pre-fermentation processing
  • Monitoring fermentation
  • Post fermentation processing
  • Biofilms
  • Hot spots in the winery
  • Control of spoilage organisms

Who will benefit from this webinar:

  • Winemakers
  • Microbiologists
  • QA/QC managers
  • Enologists
  • Food scientists & Food technologists
  • Academics in wine growing and wine production
  • Government inspectors and regulators

Presenter--Dr. Roy Thornton

Roy Thornton is Professor of Enology, California State University, Fresno has over 40 years experience in wine microbiology. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Applied Microbiology and was a professor in the department of Microbiology and Genetics at Massey University, New Zealand for 20 years. He moved to the USA and joined E & J Gallo Winery as Senior Research Microbiologist in 1996.   He took up his present position in 2001 and teaches a rigorous course in wine microbiology. 
He was a co-organizer and Proceedings editor of the 2nd International Cool Climate Symposium in New Zealand in 1988. He organized two International Wine Microbiology Symposiums in Yosemite, CA, in 2006 and 2011.  His research interests range from breeding wine yeasts, through control of wine fermentations to spectrophotometric methods of identifying wine yeasts and bacteria and quantification of rot in wine grapes.

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