January 13, 2022 | Ames, Iowa
A workshop examining the microbes that can make or break a wine.
Participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in microbiological lab techniques for winemaking, including microscope use. In addition, instruction will cover sanitation strategies and the sensory impact of spoilage microbes.
Attendees are invited to bring samples to observe under the microscope. (Optional)
Face masks are encouraged.
Course instructors are members of the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute.
- Maureen Moroney, research associate
- Erin Norton, education and outreach coordinator
- Jennie Savits, enology field specialist
|Thursday, January 13|
|8:30 Am||Registration and check-in|
Welcome and introductions
Healthy S. cerevisiae
Intro to using the microscope
Yeast identification and cell counting, cell viability
Healthy malolactic bacteria
Bacterial identification and features to look for
Chemical techniques, culture techniques, molecular techniques
Production strategies, using microbial data for decision-making
|5:00 pm||Course adjourns|
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Registration check-in 8:30 aM. The program begins at 9:00 aM and concludes at 5:00 PM.
2384 Food Sciences Building
536 Farm House Ln
Ames, Iowa 50011
Registration, prior to midnight, January 7, 2022
Registration includes lunch, refreshments and materials.
- Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registrations must be completed online or postmarked prior to midnight, January 7, 2022.
- Class size is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration will be closed if the course reaches capacity.
- Requests for refunds must be received prior to midnight, January 7, 2022.
- Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering
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