Wine Chemistry Workshop - TX

Wine Chemistry Workshop - TX

Presenter - Dr. Barry Gump is the first holder of the Harvey R. Chaplin Eminent Scholar’s Chair in Beverage Management at Florida International University’s Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In this position he is developing new graduate and undergraduate beverage classes to expand the offerings of the Beverage Management curriculum. Dr. Gump is Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and Emeritus Adjunct Professor of Enology at California State University, Fresno. He has had a long association (over thirty years) with the wine industry, conducting research in analytical methodology applied to grapes, juices, and wines.


8:00 – 8:15: Welcome and Overview of Chemistry Lab
8:15 – 11:15: Chemistry Session 1

  • Malolactic Fermentation: Monitoring by Paper Chromotography
  • Soluble Solids: Determination by Refractometry
  • Soluble Solids: Sugar per Berry by Refractometry

11:15 – 12:15: Lunch (provided)
12:15 – 2:00: Chemistry Session 2

  • Hydrogen Ion Concentration: pH Meter Measurement
  • Titratable Acidity: Titrametric Procedure & Nitrogen: Estimate of YAN by Formal Titration
  • Sugars: Reducing Sugars by Visual Rapid Estimation

2:00 – 2:15: Break
2:15 – 4:00: Continue with pH, TA, Brix, N2 discussions and titrations
4:00 – 5:00: Break
5:00 – 6:00: Dinner

Day 2

Day Two

7:45 – 8:00: Coffee
8:00 – 10:00: Chemistry Session 3

  • Ethanol: Ebulliometric Analysis
  • Sulfur Dioxide: Aeration/Oxidation
  • Distillation and Titration Procedure

10:00 – 10:15: Break
10:15 – 11:30: Chemistry Session 4

  • Sulfur Dioxide: Ripper
  • Titration Procedure
  • Acetic Acid: Steam Distillation of Volatile Acid Using Cash Still

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Hotel -

A block of rooms has been reserved at Hyatt Place College Station, 1100 University Drive E. College Station, TX 77840.  This hotel is 7 miles (12 minutes) from Messina Hof Winery.  The group name is "VESTA Workshop," and the room rate is $119 per night.  The block opens on October 5th and closes on October 8th.  Phone number is 1-979-846-9800 Ext. 0.  Reservations should be made before Friday, September 11th. 

Messina Hof Winery and Resort also has Bed & Breakfast facilities available.  Messina Hof has established a VESTA rate of $125.00 per night with breakfast provided in the morning and wine and cheese tasting in the evening.  Details about the Bed and Breakfast options can be found at www.messinahof.com/stay or by calling 1-800-736-9463.  Be sure to state that you are attending the VESTA workshop(s).

Contact name: Scott Kohl
Phone: 785-456-6006
E-mail: skohl@highlandcc.edu
Admission price: $150 per person (no charge for students currently enrolled in VIN 268)
Lodging info: Hyatt Place College Station, 1100 University Drive E. College Station, TX 77840

Location: Messina Hof Winery, Bryan, TX 77808