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Sips & Bites: Orange vs. Red, Tasting Experimental Wines

On April 13, 2022, we offered a rare opportunity to taste experimental wines with industry experts. As a graduate researcher, Dr. James Campbell produced two wines that illustrate naturally occurring…

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Walt Klenz: Martha Stoumen & the Business of Natural Wine

Sales trends of natural wine are notoriously hard to track because of its unclear definition. Still, these wines appear on more and more restaurant wine lists, specialty grocery stores, and wine…

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VEN123L Video 10.1 - Phenols and Color: Spectrophotometric Analysis

How can a spectrophotometer be used to quantify phenols and characterize wine color? What are the contributors to wine color and how can they be chemically distinguished from one another?

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VEN123L Video 4.1 - Sulfur Dioxide: Ripper

What is the Ripper method for SO2 analysis? How similar or different is this from the analysis of titratable acidity? How is the volume of titrant (iodine) used to calculate the concentrations of SO2…

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VEN290 - Bio-Protection: Uses of Non-Saccharomyces Yeasts in Winemaking as an Alternative to Sulfites

Exit seminar by Stephen McGuire, MS candidate in Viticulture and Enology

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VEN290 - Microbiological Wine Faults

Exit seminar by Marco Fanucchi, MS candidate in Viticulture and Enology.

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VEN290 - Predicting wine aging: effects of microbial and chemical composition on wine oxidation

Exit seminar by Thi Nguyen, PhD candidate in Agriculture and Environmental Chemistry.

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Pioneering Online Wine Sales

As our world slows down to combat Covid-19, businesses are forced to adapt to rising digital experience expectations. Wine consumption has significantly increased, and online sales have exploded.…

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Virtually on the Road in Madera, Mariposa & Merced Counties

UC Davis went virtually On the Road to Madera, Mariposa and Merced Counties on February 22, 2021. Speakers included Kendra Baumgartner, Kent Daane, Akif Eskalen, Helen Dahlke, George Zhuang, and…

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Harold McGee and Susan Ebeler // Savor: The Science and Mystery of Smell

On Feb 10, 2021, food science author Harold McGee and Professor of Viticulture and Enology Susan Ebeler explored the intricate relationship between the composition of aromas and how we experience…

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VEN123L Video 8.1 - Residual Sugar - Enzymatic Analysis

How do we know when we're really done with fermentation? How does enzymatic analysis work? What are the components of an enzymatic assay kit? Copyright Thi Nguyen Do not distribute without…

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Esther Mobley, Dan Petroski & Elisabeth Forrestel // Savor: California's Vanishing Chardonnay

On Nov 10, 2020, Esther Mobley, wine writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, Dan Petroski, winemaker for Larkmead Vineyards, and UC Davis Assistant Professor Elisabeth Forrestel discussed the future…

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VEN123L Video 7.3 - Ebulliometry and NIR Spectroscopy

What is the difference between a primary and secondary method? How do ebulliometry and near-infrared spectroscopy work? Copyright Thi Nguyen Do not distribute without permission …

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Sips and Bites: Matthiason Wines

On Wednesday, October 14, 2020, Steve and Jill Klein Matthiasson chatted with Andrew Waterhouse about how their eponymous winery has carved out a unique place for sustainably-produced wines, and to…

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Office Hours with Dave and Anita, Episode 12 (September 15, 2020): Smoke Exposure Q and A with Anita Oberholster

UC Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology, Anita Oberholster, answers questions about smoke exposure from grape and wine industry stakeholders.

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