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PR: UCD Wine Flavor 101A:

Date: 11/30/12

The Role of Closures in Wine Flavor Management
by UCD Department of Viticulture & Enology

Date: Thursday, Dec 6, 2012
Where: Freeborn Hall, North Entrance to UC Davis Campus
Your closure choice decision is driven by many factors, most important of which is the impact on wine composition and flavor. This symposium is especially valuable because not only will you be able to hear all sides of the debate surrounding closures and wine flavor, from the natural cork industry, a leading synthetic cork supplier and producer, and a supplier of innovative screw caps; we have decided to expand the afternoon session and include an additional important aspect of closure choice - sustainability and carbon footprint. This topic has been bandied about in popular news venues, but what are the facts? This is a unique opportunity to have representatives of all 3 major closure types in one room. Bring your issues and questions about closures, and even examples of problems if you wish, for our experts.
These industry-targeted WineFlavor 101 classes are always very popular and often sell out before the event date, so we encourage you to get your registration in soon.
The newly revised agenda follows:
2012-13 Wine Flavor 101A: The Role of Closures in Wine Flavor Management
8:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration
9:00 Overview of Closure Issues - Linda Bisson, Viticulture & Enology, UCDavis
9:15 Natural Cork: An Industry Perspective - Peter Weber, Cork Quality Council
10:00 Screw Caps: Innovation and Options - Tim Keller, VinPerfect
10:45 Break
11:00 Tasting: VinPerfect
11:30 Synthetic Closures: Practical Solutions - Mauricio Ugliano, Nomacorc USA
12:15 LUNCH
1:15pm Closure Trials: Industry Experience - Glenn O’Dell, Constellation Wines, USA
2:00 Tasting: Constellation
2:30 Issues in Closure Sustainability - Andrew Waterhouse, Viticulture & Enology, UCD
2:45 Break
2:30 Commercial Panel: Closure Sustainability Issues - all speakers, moderated by Glenn O’Dell
3:30 Discussion
4:00 Wrap-up

Cost: $200.00, includes continental breakfast, lunch and all tastings
To register by CREDIT CARD, see
A map of Freeborn Hall and nearby parking is here: choose Freeborn Hall from the drop-down menu to the left.
Or, on Google Maps: Freeborn Hall is at the south end of Howard Way

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