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Viticulture Week 11 – Home Sweet Home

In Course notes by Classtoglass

This has been the craziest week since the start of this course on February. Amidst a WSET exam Tuesday, moving house Wednesday and two days of wine chemistry experiments Thursday and Friday, there has not been time for much else. Oh, except for a cheeky Shiraz masterclass on Wednesday night! …

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Viticulture Week 10 – The pressure is on!

In Course notes by Classtoglass

Pressure! Week 10 already. Study leave is only 2 weeks away then da da daaa… dreaded exams. I have two: wine chemistry; a gruelling 2 hour written paper (that I should be quite good at in theory) and an oral presentation for wine making. External wine judges are going to …

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Viticulture Week 9 – Seeking clarity

In Course notes by Classtoglass

This week I have been seeking clarity in more ways than one. Not only are we as a class, trying to turn our turbid ferments into enticing wine, but I have been planning some killer assignments. The vintage is nearly over, but the winery is still a hive of musty …

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Viticulture Week 8 – Back to business

In Course notes by Classtoglass

A rather gentle ease back to business┬áthis week after the break. However, though I only had to make one trip to campus, I was flat out studying. Most of our final lectures are now online and we are fast approaching assignment and exam season. Reeling from our lovely weekend in …

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Viticulture Week 5 – Come rain or shine…

In Course notes by Classtoglass

After weeks and weeks of delicious sunshine, the rain returned. Come rain or shine, the Viticulture and Winemaking students of Melbourne Poly were out in force, on foot or in tractor. Top three things I have learnt this week 1. Tractoring in the rain With eyes firmly on our weather …