Wine Research & Podcasts
Wine Division’s first Inaugural Research Symposium
Good applied research underpins the profitability and success of agricultural industries, including wine industries, around the world. The UK wine industry is both small and young in comparison to other industries. While it behoves us to learn from other research being done in other wine regions, there is a role for local, contextualised research and development that is cognizant of our unique conditions and specialist products.
An important component of any of our degrees at Plumpton is the research project. It allows the student some freedom and creativity and demonstrates an ability to independently develop research questions and conduct, analyse and report on the outcomes. Although these projects are necessarily short term, they can provide extremely useful insights and knowledge to industry. With all of these things in mind, Plumpton Wine Division hosted its inaugural Annual Industry Research Symposium on the 18th February 2022.
The UK’s centre of excellence in wine education, training, and research, selected ten recent graduates from across our three major courses to share their research and subsequent insights into the English and Welsh wine industry. From the other side, it is of benefit for our students to work on ‘industry relevant’ projects, so involvement of industry is critical for helping to identify viable research topics and, in fact, the whole process.
The research papers were delivered by the students and hosted by the program managers for BA (International Wine Business), BSc (Wine Production) and MSc (Viticulture and Oenology), in turn. At the end of each presentation, webinar guests were invited to ask questions and discuss implications.
Here are the student presentations:
Effects of Vineyard Management on Flavour and Aroma Compounds in Bacchus
By Tamasine Herriott
Clonal Evaluation of Potential Fruitfulness in Chardonnay across sites in a UK Vineyard
By Samantha Williams
Have the wines of the new world and old world become more difficult to differentiate?
By Philip Hedger
The Impact of COVID-19 on the English and Welsh Wine Industry
By Lucy Sawyer
Investigation into the Barriers of Trading Fine Wine in the on-trade
By Edmund J Cole
“This wine makes me feel...” An investigation on consumers’ emotional reaction to sustainable wines
By Charles Negus
The Effects of Covid-19 on English Wine Producers
By Andrea Quirrenbach
Sex and gender-related stereotypes in food studies
Heber Rodrigues, Carlos Gomez-Corona and Dominique Valentin
Read how the country of origin impacts wine traders
Heber Rodriguesa, Julien Rolazc, Ernesto Franco-Luesmad, María-Pilar Sáenz-Navajase, Jorge Behrensa, Dominique Valentind, Nicolas Depetris-Chauvinc
Wine division podcasts coming soon!
We are looking forward to sharing a selection of podcasts with you soon across a range of different subjects, recorded by our students and staff team.