Learn winemaking online at UC Davis with free web access
on 01/02/11 at 10:22 amWine
Davis, Calif.—A free interactive website to supply grapegrowing and winemaking advice and instruction is now live. Available to anyone with Internet access, Enology Access is a new tool from VENSource, which provides outreach from the University of California, Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology. Dr. Linda Bisson from UCD introduced the program at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento this week.
VENSource originated after deep budget cuts in early 2010. The year-old department enhances and expands upon the former UC Davis Trellis Alliance and affiliated RAVE classes, now offered as “Wine Flavor 101” classes. VENSource is self-sufficient and independent of UC Davis funding.
The Enology Access website was designed to be interactive and fully searchable, with social interaction capability. It contains information, self-tutorials, webinars, live office hours and other industry-friendly features. Registration is free to all, so growers and winemakers anywhere can access the expertise of both university scholars and their peers.