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Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - Altus, AR

Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - Altus, AR

Presenter - Dr. Renee Threlfall is a Research Scientist at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and has worked in the enology and viticulture program previously directed by Dr. Justin Morris since 1990.  At the University of Arkansas, she completed her B.S. in Microbiology and M.S. and PhD in Food Science with an emphasis in enology and viticulture.

Her research efforts at the University of Arkansas are focused on specialty crops with expertise in enology and viticulture, as well as processing of small fruits (blackberries, strawberries, etc.). She has over 40 refereed journal publications. She teaches an introduction enology and viticulture class, Uncorked: Vines to Wines, at the University of Arkansas each fall and teaches enology, viticulture and sensory topics for grape and wine production in other Food Science classes.

Dr. Threlfall is a member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), ASEV-Eastern Section and the American Wine Society.  She serves as the Administrator for the ASEV-Eastern Section with duties that include annual conference planning and the management of the organization.  Dr. Threlfall is also a member of the Arkansas Association of Grape Growers and serves on the Arkansas Wine Producers Council.

This workshop will benefit winemakers, cellar workers, winery staff, and wine enthusiasts who seek a deeper understanding of these topics and their impact on a winery’s success. In addition, workshop attendees will be guided through sensory test methods to access perceived differences and preferences in wine.

Topics include: Welcome and Introduction to Tasting, White Sensory Standards, Red Sensory Standards, and Evaluating Palate Attributes: Alcohol, Acid, and Tannin Wine Defects, Descriptive Wine Analysis of White Wines, Descriptive Analysis of Red Wines, Laboratory Investigating, Wine Competition Methodology and Professional Wine Rating Systems. A certificate will be awarded after the completion of this workshop.

Day One – White Wines

8:00 – 8:30: Introduction to White Wine Varieties
8:30 – 9:00: Understanding Color
9:00 – 10:00: Evaluate White Wine Aromas
10:00 – 10:15: Morning Break
10:15 – 11:15: Evaluate Fermentation/ Aging
11:15 – 12:00: Evaluate Wine Components - Acid/tannin/sugar/alcohol
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Understanding Flaws
2:30 - 2:45: Afternoon Break
2:45 – 5:00: Wine Evaluation – Descriptive Analysis

Day Two – Red Wines

8:00 – 8:30: Introduction to Red Wine Varieties
8:30 – 9:00: Understanding Color
9:00 – 10:00: Evaluate Red Wine Aromas
10:00 – 10:15: Morning Break
10:15 – 11:15: Evaluate Fermentation/ Aging
11:15 – 12:00: – Evaluate Wine Components - Acid/tannin/sugar/alcohol
12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
1:00 – 2:15: – Understanding Flaws
2:30 - 2:45: Afternoon Break
2:45 – 5:00: Wine Evaluation – Descriptive Analysis

Cost

Day 1 White Wines - $200 per person

Day 2 Red Wines - $200 per person

Both Days - $350 per person

(No charge to VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266 - Sensory Evaluation of Wines)

Location

The Gathering Place
1606 Franklin Street, Altus, AR 72821

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Hotel Accommodations

There are a variety of lodging options around the area. We will not be designating a particular hotel or blocking rooms.

Ozark, AR -  Ozark Inn and Suites (http://www.ozarkinn.us/) and the Oxford Inn (http://www.oxfordinn.us/). These are about a 10-minute drive from Altus.

Clarksville, AR - 5 miles east of the Altus exit on I-40, including Hampton Inn (http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/arkansas/hampton-inn-clarksville-FSMCLHX/index.html) and Holiday Inn Express (https://www.hiexpress.com/hotels/us/en/clarksville/fsmff/hoteldetail?qAdlt=1&qBrs=6c.hi.ex.rs.ic.cp.in.sb.cw.cv.ul.vn.ki&qChld=0&qFRA=1&qGRM=0&qIta=99617582&qPSt=0&qRRSrt=rt&qRef=df&qRms=1&qRpn=1&qRpp=20&qSHp=1&qSmP=3&qSrt=sBR&qWch=0&srb_u=1&icdv=99617582&cm_mmc=mdpr-_-aol_mq-_-ex-_-FSMFF&glat=MEDI).

Contact name: Michelle Norgren
Phone: 417-837-2514
E-mail: michellenorgren@missouristate.edu
Admission price: $200 per day or $350 for both days (no charge for VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266).

Location: The Gathering Place, Altus, AR 72821