Last updated on April 6, 2011
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2011
Time: 8:25 am – 10:15 am
This session will feature our keynote speaker, Tim Bucher of TastingRoom.com, and will also include presentations by university researchers highlighting research innovation.
|8:25 am – 8:30 am
Linda Bisson (Moderator), University of California, Davis
|8:30 am – 9:00 am
Tim Bucher, TastingRoom.com, California
Tim has developed an innovative advanced transfer and bottling process that enables bottled wines to be rebottled into smaller sample kits for consumers. Highlights of this process include: (1) the ability to screen for postbottling changes such as TCA prior to the transfer, (2) the use of sterile inert gas atmosphere to prevent oxygen pickup, and (3) the use of sensory testing to ensure insignificant changes due to the transfer.
|9:00 am – 10:00 am
||Véronique Cheynier, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, France
An overview of recent advances and future directions for phenolics research in terms of analytical methods, grape and wine chemistry, winemaking practices, and sensory importance will be provided. Some innovative methods in related fields are applicable to phenolics research including new technologies including metabolomics approaches and sensors such as electronic tongues.
|Susan Ebeler, University of California, Davis
An overview of new analytical capabilities such as GC- and HPLC-linked mass spectrometry and 2-dimensional chromatography will be presented. These advanced analyses will enable improved resolution and detection limits of recently discovered components in grapes, wines and distillates.
|Roger Boulton, University of California, Davis
The potential of green cleaning chemistry for wineries will be addressed. These practices eliminate sodium salts which degrade clay in soils and organic components and contribute to the oxygen requirements of waste water systems. The possible recovery and reuse of both water and cleaning salts with membranes to greatly reduce the water needed for cleaning applications will be reviewed.
|10:00 am – 10:15 am
||Question & Answer