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Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - MO 2019

Wine Sensory Analysis Workshop - MO 2019

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 (included)
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 (included)
1:00 – 2:15: – Understanding Flaws
2:30 - 2:45: Afternoon Break
2:45 – 5:00: Wine Evaluation – Descriptive Analysis

Admission Price

Early Bird Registration ($150 per day or $275 for both days) if registered by February 1.  After February 1, ($175 per day or $300 for both days). 

Additional Discounts

$25 additional charge per day for each additional person from same facility. (No charge for VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266).

Location

The Bond Center
Darr Agriculture Center
2401 South Kansas Expressway
Springfield, MO 65807

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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.

Nearby Options Include:

Residence Inn
1303 Kingsley Street
Springfield, MO 65807

Phone:(417) 890-0020

Candlewood Suites
1035 East Republic Road
Springfield, MO 65807

Phone: (417) 881-8500

Contact name: Michelle Norgren
Phone: 417-837-2513
E-mail: michellenorgren@missouristate.edu
Admission price: Early Bird Registration ($150 per day or $275 for both days) if registered by February 1. After February 1, ($175 per day or $300 for both days). $25 additional charge per day for each additional person from same facility. (No charge for VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 266).

Location: The Bond Center, Darr Agriculture Center, Springfield, MO 65807