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Australia in the Wine World (AGRI20030)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Dookie)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeAGRI20030
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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

Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Australian wine industry and its role in world wine production.
  • Have an understanding of the sensory characteristics of wine and the components of tasting wine.
  • Have a greater understanding of their own physiology, particularly in regards to taste and olfaction

Generic skills

  • Participate in discussion and develop logical arguments to support a particular position
  • Think critically and organise knowledge
  • Make linkages between theory and practical content

Last updated: 10 August 2019