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Wine Microbiology


Description
Taught by Dr. Thomas Henick-Kling, the Wine Microbiology module will review (a) basic wine microbiology including conditions that affect microbial growth and ecology during vinification, (b) characteristics of various wine microorganisms, and (c) identification and prevention of spoilage situations by recognition of danger signals.

The eight lecture topics include:
Lecture 1 - Growth/Use of Media
Lecture 2 - Nutrients
Lecture 3 - Factors that influence growth/SO2
Lecture 4 - General taxonomy
Lecture 5 - Yeast
Lecture 6 - Bacteria
Lecture 7 - Ecology during Vinification
Lecture 8 - Danger signals/spoilage issues
Content
  • Lecture 1: Basics of Wine Microbiology
  • Lecture 2: Microbial Nutrition
  • Lecture 3: Microbial Growth Factors
  • Lecture 4: Microbial Taxonomy
  • Lecture 5: Microbial Communities
  • Lecture 6: Microbial Communities (Continued)
  • Lecture 7: Ecology of Fermentation
  • Lecture 8: Malolactic Fermentation
  • Lecture 9: Wine Spoilage
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed