Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HORT 2204 - Principles and Practices of Growing Grapes and Making Wines

(also FDSC 2204 , VIEN 2204 )
Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: FDSC 1104 /HORT 1104 /VIEN 1104 , college-level general chemistry and general biology (at least one of each). Enrollment limited to: 50 students. Preference given to: Viticulture and Enology majors and minors.

J. Vanden Heuvel, K. Arnink.

Viticulture and enology principles and practices, emphasizing cool climate production. Course examines environmental factors affecting grape production and quality, soils, anatomical and physiological bases for vineyard management decision-making. All aspects of winemaking are covered, from harvest decisions to bottling, with concentration on practices through fermentation completion.

Outcome 1: Illustrate the phenology and growth of grapevines.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate wine flavor evaluation and appreciation techniques.

Outcome 3: Describe different grapevine rootstocks, their attributes, and backgrounds.

Outcome 4: Discuss the climatic requirements of grapevines.

Outcome 5: Explain and assess fruit growth, development, ripening.

Outcome 6: Define and evaluate the impact of viticultural practices and environmental influences on vine growth and fruit composition.

Outcome 7: List and recognize grape pests and diseases.

Outcome 8: Apply basic chemistry and biology principles to enology techniques & analyses.

Outcome 9: Explain each step in winemaking procedure, including typical procedures used and the scientific rationale for choosing a particular technique from alternatives at each step.

Outcome 10: Discuss information in books and articles, using good critical evaluation skills.

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