Tag - Research Projects

March 31, 2010

Making sense of wine: understanding perception of aroma and flavour

Researcher: Wendy Parr This project involved several experiments investigating flavour and aroma of Sauvignon blanc wines. The first two studies considered sub-regional differences in flavour profile of Marlborough Sauvignon blanc...

March 31, 2010

Relationship between chemical composition and consumer preferences for New Zealand Pinot Noir

Researhers: S. Reboul, Roland Harrison, Sharon Forbes and David A. Cohen A range of commercially available New Zealand Pinot noir wines was selected from two retail outlets in Christchurch in January 2009....

March 22, 2010

Waipara winemaker’s “down to earth” approach

Living Here, Environment Canterbury With support from Steve Wratten  at Lincoln University, Jean-Luc’s careful attention to sustainable practices has gone one step further, with biological pest control.  Read more.

March 22, 2010

Sensory Sauvignon blanc work bears fruit

The Australian & New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker, Feb 2006 The fruits of wine sensory scientist Wendy Parr’s  work into what makes Marlborough Sauvignon blanc unique are beginning to show. Read...

March 22, 2010

Rootstock effects on Chardonnay vine growth and fruit and wine composition

Rootstocks have varying effects on scion growth depending on scion cultivar, environment and soil characteristics. Because of this, rootstock behavior is very dependent on location, which makes choosing the most...

February 28, 2010

Wine tourists’ expectations and experiences at the winery cellar door

Researcher: Joanna Fountain This ongoing research project seeks to explore the expectations and experience of visitors to winery cellar doors in an Australasian context, in collaboration with Australian research colleagues. ...

February 23, 2010

Composition of volatiles of Pinot Noir wine as affected by differing levels of DAP supplementation before alcoholic fermentation

Researchers: Sue Blackmore, Roland Harrison and Jim Morton Pinot Noir wine making can incorporate techniques that encourage the formation of sulphides and some winemakers suggest this contributes to ‘house style’. If...

February 15, 2010

The effect of country of origin and usage situation on consumer behaviour: An exploratory study of the Australian and New Zealand wine markets

Researchers: Sharon Forbes and David A. Cohen Considerable evidence from previous research suggests that country of origin (COO) has an effect on consumer behaviour, especially in terms of product evaluations and...

February 10, 2010

Leaf area to crop load ratio effects on vine performance and fruit composition

Researchers: Glen L Creasy, Michelle Pan, Gilbert Wells and Justine Vanden Heuvel (Cornell University) A grapevine’s leaf area to crop load ratio can have significant effects on fruit composition. The idea...

January 28, 2010

Generation Y and Sparkling Wine

Researcher: Joanna Fountain In an increasingly competitive and crowded wine marketplace in Australia and New Zealand wine businesses and marketers must seek to better understand their current and potential future...

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