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Upcoming Workshops: 

Medusahead Management Workshop
May 2, 2017
12 PM – 3:30 PM

Where: Lindcove Research and Extension Center
22963 Carson Ave., Exeter, CA 93221
When: May 2, 2017, 12 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $15 Preregistration; $20 at the door

Come Join Us and Learn About:
– Lifecycle of Medusahead
– Effective Medusahead Control
– Impact of Medusahead on your Bottom Line
– Hear Real-life Stories of Medusahead Management
• Lunch and refreshments will be provided
• Please note registration will begin 15 minutes prior to event
start time. Event will begin promptly
• Please register online at: http://ucanr.edu/medusahead
or by filling out the registration form available at the website below
• For more information visit: http://cekern.ucanr.edu/Livestock/ or contact Julie at: 661-868-6219 or at jafinzel@ucanr.edu

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UC Davis Extension offers a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers. The following courses will take place Sept.-Dec. 2017 in Davis, unless otherwise indicated.

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking: Whether you’re interested in a career in the wine industry or are just a devoted oenophile, you can take this unique, self-paced course at home, at your convenience. Utilizing an interactive, web-based educational environment, become acquainted with the history of wine, the international wine industry, wine and health issues, and the fundamental processes involved in winemaking. Hildegarde Heymann, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, teaches this course.

  • Enroll now through Sept. 21 and complete by Dec. 11. Passwords issued starting Sept. 25.
  • $685. Enroll in section 172VIT251.

 

Taxation and Accounting for the Vineyard: Understanding relevant tax and accounting issues is a vital step for successful start-up and ongoing vineyard operations. Tailored to help both the vineyard owner and entrepreneur, this course explores the principles of accounting for a vineyard operation from the initial start-up phase through the land clearing, planting, pre-production and production stages. David Pardes, M.S., MBA, a tax director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, teaches this course.

  • Nov. 1: Wed., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $210. Includes course material and lunch. Enroll in section 172VIT205.

 

Taxation and Accounting for the Winery: Designed for wineries of 60,000 cases and fewer, this course, taught by David Pardes, covers the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation and Subchapter S status versus using limited liability companies, determination of cost of goods sold, inventory valuation and costing, advantages and disadvantages of electing LIFO, accelerating deductions through farm accounting procedures, depreciation methods, fringe benefits and estate planning.

  • Nov. 2: Thurs., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $210. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 172VIT206.

 

Introduction to Sensory Evaluation of Wine: Enhance your critical tasting ability, and learn basic aspects of sensory evaluation often overlooked in most wine tastings. Study the different components of wine appearance, aroma and flavor. Participate in tastings of doctored wines in blind and known tastings. John Buechsenstein, a winemaker and wine educator for more than 30 years, teaches this course.

  • Nov. 4-5: Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $550. Includes two lunches and all wine. Enroll in section 172VIT200.
  • Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

 

Current Issues in Vineyard Health: Guest instructors, chosen for their involvement in developing solutions to the problems associated with grape pests and diseases, provide the latest management information on current topics, such as mealybugs and grapevine leafroll viruses, breeding grapevines for Pierce’s Disease resistance, controlling grape fungal disease, and the grape growers’ role in managing exotic pests and diseases. Speakers include UC faculty, departmental experts and UC farm advisers.

  • Dec. 5: Tues., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • $210. Includes course material and lunch. Enroll in section 172VIT204.

 

ALSO OF INTEREST

Online Wine Tasting: Sensory Techniques for Wine Analysis on Coursera For the learner who is just getting started in the study of wine, this self-paced course will help you take the first steps toward understanding the physiological process of wine tasting. Created by UC Davis Extension and hosted on the Coursera platform—the world’s leading platform for self-study, online learning—this online course consists of pre-recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments and community discussion forums.

  • Enrollments are accepted on a continuous basis. Complete the course at your own pace.
  • Enroll in section 171VIT001.

 

UC Davis Extension Announces 26th Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program

DAVIS, Calif. — Join fellow members of the American wine and grape industry at UC Davis Extension’s 26th Annual OIV Wine Marketing Program to learn how industry experts successfully create a brand and market wine in the United States. From brand establishment to distribution and sales, gain practical, real-world knowledge for navigating the U.S. wine market.

As part of the M.Sc. in Wine Management of the Organisation Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV), UC Davis Extension and the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology have been coordinating this program for more than 25 years. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to study with industry leaders, including winemakers, sommeliers, attorneys, accountants, wine marketers, distributors, retailers, leaders of trade associations and educators from the University of California.

“This program was nothing short of phenomenal,” said Kim Hartleroad, owner/winemaker of Blue Cape Cellars in Buellton, Calif. “I was able to interact with students internationally who are also all wine professionals. I highly recommend it.”

Featuring exceptional networking opportunities, the interactive program allows students to make critical connections with the American wine industry’s top speakers, as well as with peers from around the globe. “Students attend from all over the world, bringing with them a broad range of expertise in different parts of the wine world,” said Paul Wagner, OIV Wine Marketing Program presenter and founder and president of Balzac Communications & Marketing.

 

To request more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit our website.

www.extension.ucdavis.edu/winemaking

DAVIS, Calif.—UC Davis Extension offers a variety of courses for novice and experienced grape growers, winemakers and wine lovers. The following courses will take place June-Sept. 2017 in Davis, unless otherwise indicated.

Online Introduction to Wine and Winemaking– Whether you’re interested in a career in the wine industry or are just a devoted oenophile, you can take this unique, self-paced course at home, at your convenience. Utilizing an interactive, web-based educational environment, become acquainted with the history of wine, the international wine industry, wine and health issues, and the fundamental processes involved in winemaking. James Lapsley, Ph.D., adjunct associate professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, teaches this course.

  • Enroll now through June 29 and complete by Sept. 18. Passwords issued starting July 3.
  • $685. Enroll in section 171VIT251.

 

 

Rootstock Workshop: Identification and Use -Learn about the history, use and identification of the 20 most important rootstocks in California in this workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology Professor Andrew Walker, Ph.D., teaches this course.

  • Aug. 1: Tues., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $275. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 171VIT218.

 

Wine Grapes: Identification and Use

Receive an introduction to about 40 white and red winegrape varieties in this workshop designed for the grape grower, winemaker, viticulturist and nursery employee. White wine varieties are discussed on day one, and the reds on day two. Explore grapevine improvement including the origin and use of clones, and past- and modern-era grape breeding. Andrew Walker teaches this course.

  • Aug. 2-3: Wed.-Thrus., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $435. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 171VIT219.

 

Step-by-Step Winemaking

Learn winemaking by actually producing wine at the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science Winery. This hands-on class is designed to give novice home and small-scale winemakers experience before the varietal harvest in September and October. Charles Brenneman, winemaker for the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology and manager of the teaching winery and department wine cellar, teaches this course.

  • Aug. 5-6: Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • $375. Includes course materials and lunch. Enroll in section 171VIT222.
  • Note: You must be 21 years of age or older to enroll and attend.

 

Introduction to Wine Analysis

Examine the basics of wine analysis for commercial and advanced home wine production in this class designed for serious winemakers, winery lab employees and small commercial winemakers. Gain practice with, and examine the limitations of, each type of analysis. Michael Ramsey teaches this course.

  • Aug. 19: Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • $255. Includes course materials. Enroll in section 171VIT220.

 

To request more information or to enroll, call (800) 752-0881, email extension@ucdavis.edu or visit our website:

www.extension.ucdavis.edu/winemaking

 

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