Virginia Tech

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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(VT) in Blacksburg, virginia, is home to the Enology–Grape Chemistry Group, established by B. W. Zoecklein in 1986 within the Department of Food Science and Technology. Oenology research at VT aims to improve wine aroma and flavour through increasing precursor concentration in grapes and applying targeted fermentation management practices. Oenology extension supports the growing Virginia wine industry through workshops and analytical services. Oenology, brewing, and fermentation courses are offered at undergraduate and graduate level.