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Australia in the Wine World (AGRI20030)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Dookie)

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Overview

Year of offer2018
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeAGRI20030
Campus
Dookie
Availability
February
July
September
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The content includes:

  • Wine in society and human culture
  • Evolution of the grapevine
  • Viticulture and winemaking
  • Main grape varieties of the world and their distribution
  • Basic sciences of winemaking
  • European Wine Regions France, Italy, Spain and Portugal
  • World wine regions
  • Major Australian wine regions; wines, vines and history
  • The history of the Australian wine industry, and changes since 1960’s
  • The marketing of wine and specific wine marketing challenges in the Australian domestic market
  • The sensory evaluation of wine through extensive practical wine tasting sessions

NB: The subject requires that students taste and evaluate wine, however the wine is not consumed

Intended learning outcomes

The objective of this subject is to introduce students to the Australian wine industry and its role in world wine production.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
AGRI10039 Australia in the Wine World
February
July
Semester 2
12.5

Core participation requirements

Students must attend and participate in all aspects of the week long teaching block. Note - wine tasting is compulsory. Participants must be 18 years or over.

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Assessment

Description

  • 2-hour theory examination held on the final day of the teaching block (40%)
  • 1-hour practical examination held on the final day of the teaching block (30%)
  • A 45-minute multiple choice online quiz held one week after the teaching block (or throughout Semester if you take the standard semester availability) worth 15%
  • A 45-minute multiple choice online quiz held three weeks after the teaching block (or throughout Semester if you take the standard semester availability) worth 15%

Dates & times

  • February
    Principal coordinatorChris Barnes
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Dookie
    Contact hours43.5 hours over one week intensive block - including the Tuesday and Wednesday evening
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date 2 February 2018
    Teaching period12 February 2018 to 16 February 2018
    Last self-enrol date 5 February 2018
    Census date12 February 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail 2 March 2018
    Assessment period ends19 March 2018

    February contact information

  • July
    Principal coordinatorChris Barnes
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Dookie
    Contact hours43.5 hours over one week intensive block - including the Tuesday and Wednesday evening
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date29 June 2018
    Teaching period 9 July 2018 to 13 July 2018
    Last self-enrol date 2 July 2018
    Census date 9 July 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail 3 August 2018
    Assessment period ends18 August 2018

    July contact information

  • September
    Principal coordinatorChris Barnes
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Dookie
    Contact hours43.5 hours over one week intensive block - including the Tuesday and Wednesday evening
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date14 September 2018
    Teaching period24 September 2018 to 28 September 2018
    Last self-enrol date17 September 2018
    Census date24 September 2018
    Last date to withdraw without fail12 October 2018
    Assessment period ends26 October 2018

    September contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours including the one-week intensive block

Additional delivery details

One-week intensive block held at the Dookie campus to be held during the "teaching dates" indicated above. For Level 1 teaching date details please refer to the subject AGRI10039. Dookie campus location

Additionally, students are required to undertake studying readings prior to attending the block, and complete two online quizzes, (one each weekend per fortnight following the teaching block). The theory and practical examinations are held on the final day of the intensive teaching block.

Accommodation and catering available on campus. The cost of single room accommodation with shared bathroom facilities, breakfast, lunch and evening meal will be approximately $450.

Please email Jacinta Way to reserve your place in your selected session jway@unimelb.edu.au

Further detailed information regarding the intensive delivery, accommodation, transport etc can be found at the following link:
http://students.fvas.unimelb.edu.au/student-experience/breadth-studies/australia-in-the-wine-world#Breadth-Studies

The subject has a quota of 80 students - students prioritised as per date of enrolment.

Further information

Prescribed texts

Geddes, Robert (2011) “A good nose and great legs” Revised Edition. Murdoch Books, Millers Point, Australia

Recommended texts and other resources

Iland, P. and Gago, P. (1997). Australian Wine: from the Vine to the Glass. Patrick Iland Wine Promotions, Adelaide.

Johnson, H. and Robinson, J. (2013). The World Atlas of Wine. 7th Edition. Mitchell Beasley, London UK

Peynaud, E. (1987) The Taste of Wine. Macdonald Orbis, London.

Rankine, B. (1993) Making Good Wine. Sun Books. Crows Nest, NSW.

Robinson, J. et al (2015) Oxford Companion to Wine Fourth Edition Oxford University Press, Oxford UK.

The texts can be borrowed from the University Library or purchased from Melbourne Coop Bookstore or many good booksellers and online.

Journals and Periodicals

The following Journals and Periodicals are not compulsory, however they contain valuable information about viticulture, winemaking and wine marketing.

The Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal
Published by Winetitles, 97 Carrington St. Adelaide 5000

James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine
Published by Hardie Grant, Australia

Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine
Published by ACP, Australia

Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology

You are invited to consider joining the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) as a student. The ASVO is the only professional organisation for winemakers and grape growers.

The ASVO was incorporated in 1981 as a non-political organisation to serve the interests of practising winemakers and viticulturists by encouraging exchange of technical information. Its main outreach is through regular Australia-wide seminars, symposia and conferences that provide a forum for the sharing of current research and technological developments. The ASVO publishes a regular newsletter; and conference and seminar proceedings. Membership also includes the annual subscription to the Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research. Contact details are as follows: The Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology
PO Box 197, Glen Osmond, SA, 5064, Australia
Telephone: +61 8 8303 6607 Fax: +61 8 8303 6803
E-mail: asvo@waite.adelaide.edu.au

Notes

Tasting of wines is required in this course. There are no exemptions.

Related course

Breadth options

This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:

Last updated: 12 December 2017