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Prescribed textsPuckette, Madeline & Hammack, Justin Wine Folly The Essential Guide to Wine. Penguin Publishing Group, US
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
- 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. Note that the text is available through a number of online retailers as an e-reader.
These texts will be valuable reference books for you to keep in your personal library after completing the course.
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
- Subject notes
N.B. The subject requires that students taste and evaluate wine, however the wine is not consumed. Students must be over 18 as at the first day of teaching. There are no exemptions.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Breadth Track Wine and Food
- Breadth options
This subject is available as breadth in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor of Biomedicine
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Design
- Bachelor of Environments
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Animation)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film and Television)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Theatre)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Production)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Screenwriting)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre)
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art)
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Science
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.
Last updated: 7 September 2023