Enology Notes

Enology Notes #121, November 9, 2006

To: Regional Wine Producers

From: Bruce Zoecklein, Head, Enology-Grape Chemistry Group, Virginia Tech

Subject: Enology Service Lab Sterility/Sanitation Check; Juice and Wine Analysis Short Course; Winery Planning and Design Workshop; Winery Planning and Design CD Available

1. Enology Service Lab - Sterility/Sanitation Check. The Virginia Tech Enology Analytical Services Laboratory has added the Sterility/Sanitation Check to the list of available analyses.  The purpose of this service is for winemakers to be able to monitor the effectiveness of their sterilization/sanitation procedures on tanks, barrels, winery equipment surfaces, bottling lines, etc. The laboratory will provide the necessary materials and culture up to five samples per Sterility Check requested. Request forms and monitoring details are available at www.vtwines.info.

2. Juice and Wine Analysis Short Course. The Enology-Grape Chemistry Group will offer its annual two-day juice and wine analysis short course on January 10 and 11, 2007. This program will be a hands-on, practically-oriented laboratory course. It will be conducted in the teaching laboratory of the Food Science and Technology Building at Virginia Tech. For further information, see Enology Notes #120.

3. Winery Planning and Design Workshop. On March 5, 2007, we will be conducting a Winery Planning and Design Workshop, in conjunction with Wineries Unlimited. This year’s program will be at the Valley Forge Convention Center, just outside of Philadelphia. For further information, see Enology Notes #120.

4. Winery Planning and Design CD Available.  The Enology-Grape Chemistry Group’s comprehensive 200-page review covers the essential planning and design considerations of critical importance in winery establishment. For further information, see Enology Notes #120.

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Dr. Bruce Zoecklein
Professor and Enology Specialist Head Enology-Grape Chemistry Group
Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech
Blacksburg VA 24061
Enology-Grape Chemistry Group Web address: http://www.vtwines.info/
Phone: (540) 231-5325
Fax: (540) 231-9293
Cell phone: 540-998-9025