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From Vine to Mind: Following wine production from vineyard to taster

Since the time of Louis Pasteur wine production has been a hotbed of scientific innovation. Scientists from The Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide have been studying this complex beverage for over 60 years and want to share some of their cutting-edge findings with you.

When: Thursday, August 15 2019. 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, Gilbert Suite
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Topic: Human body and movement, Innovation and technology
Cost: $25 per person, includes multiple wine tastings and light food
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

Guests at this event will follow wine production from the vineyard to the mind of the taster during an intimate and informative evening of masterclasses and Q&A sessions, hosted by expert research scientists. Participants will explore a variety of scientific disciplines from horticulture to neuroscience, with many stops in-between. Tangible examples of recent research outcomes will be demonstrated through tutored tastings of both research and commercial wines paired with light food. The science behind the wines will include demonstrations from:

  • Horticulture – viticultural impacts on wine flavour
  • Microbiology – yeast-derived tastes and flavours
  • Oenology – winemaking techniques
  • Chemistry – wine ageing effects due to corks and other closures
  • Sensory science and neuroscience – how we perceive and measure wine flavour, exploring the human sensory experience

Please note you must be 18+ years of age to attend.

Contact details:

Damian Espinase
The Australian Wine Research Institute
Phone: 0455 233 594

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