This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
The residential school consists of a range of tutorials, lectures, sensory evaluations and practical exercises that support the subject materials. Topics covered include practical exercises for blending, considerations for base wine selection for a range of styles of sparkling wines production, wine conservation and spoilage mechanisms. The production aspects of fortified and sparkling wines are discussed including the viticultural influences of climate, typography and wine varieties grown in specific regions. Wine production practices that influence the range of styles and corrective actions are presented.