Topics in Wine Analysis: Color and Tannin Measurement


Discover the fascinating and complex world of wine phenolics and the importance of these compounds during the different stages of the winemaking process. Examine the chemistry of the phenolic families and the various methods of analyses, as well as how to conduct and interpret these procedures. Learn methods for quantifying color and copigmentation, so you can measure the yellow to brown on white wines and red to brown in red wines. You will also acquire tools to relate these numbers to sensory aspects of the wines. This course is designed for winery analysts, enologists and winemakers who have a basic understanding of wine chemistry. Space is limited. Early enrollment is encouraged.


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Section Notes

This is an online, remote learning course, which consists of content and curriculum that is taught with pre-recorded and real time lectures, in addition to a real-time Q&A session with the instructors. Pre-recorded lectures and live sessions are accessed via our Canvas learning system and Zoom. 

The course will be held on February 14, 2024 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. PST. By enrolling in the course you agree to being recorded for the purposes of instruction. Any course materials will be made available online through the UCD CPE Canvas platform. Details regarding login information will be emailed out 48 hours prior to the course start date. Refund Deadline is February 7, 2024. 


Prior to your class start date, please navigate to Enter your email address associated with your CPE student account and then use the “Forgot Password” link to initiate an email for password setup.  This email can take from 15 to 30 minutes to arrive. Please check your junk folder for it as well.  Save this password somewhere safe. You will use it for this and any future CPE courses to log into the online classroom space we call Canvas.  *PLEASE NOTE* Your course will NOT appear on your Canvas dashboard until the FIRST SCHEDULED DAY of class, unless otherwise specified. You may receive assistance at this address if you have technical difficulties.