Thinking of drinking

Cheers and welcome to our 'Thinking of Drinking Series', a podcast series exploring some of the scientific and technological advances in the production of our favourite beverages.

Uncorking the science of climate change and wine

Uncorking the science of climate change and wine

New Zealand is blessed with high UV but moderate temperature, which gives our world renowned white wine a signature fresh, lively and green flavour. With climate change will the warming climate affect the taste of your favourite sauvignon blanc? Wine scientist Dr Damian Martin tells us how winegrowers are adapting to the evolving growing environment and exploring new varieties.

 
Unripe grapes, a ripe area for research

Unripe grapes, a ripe area for research

Scientist Emma Sherman talks about her recent publication titled "Impact of Grape Maturity and Ethanol Concentration on Sensory Properties of Washington State Merlot Wines". This work was chosen as '2018 Enology Best Paper' by the American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV), and celebrated at their National Conference in Monterey, California in June 2018.

 
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