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Aroma sensory ID exercises. Photo by: Michael Black/Black Sun Photography
Sensory Defect Training of Alcoholic Beverages Coming to Montgomery County!
May 18, 2016
Penn State Extension is hosting their first annual “Sensory Defects of Fermented Beverages and Distilled Spirits” workshop in Collegeville, PA on Thursday, June 9th from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.
On sulfites, wine and headaches, and the misconceptions that exist
February 12, 2014
Paul Vigna explores the use of sulfites in wine after a local news article posted how mead producers do not add "sulfides."
Preparation for wine defect threshold testing. Photo by Michael Black/Black Sun Photography.
Upgraded wine quality workshops set for State College
February 12, 2014
Journalist, Paul Vigna, writes about the 2014 Wine Quality Improvement workshop, and what advantages it holds for winemakers and wine enthusiasts. Article includes images capturing the hands-on activities experienced by attendees to identify and remember wine defects.
Wines sampled during the 2014 Benchmark Wine Tasting workshop. Photo by Denise M. Gardner
Benchmark tasting much more than an excuse to sample a lot of wine
February 12, 2014
Penn Live writer, Paul Vigna discusses the 2014 Benchmark Wine Tasting workshop held by Penn State Extension Enology.
Photo: Michael Black/Black Sun
Penn State Extension enologist earns important credential
December 13, 2013
Denise Gardner, Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences extension enologist, recently achieved the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) designation from the Society of Wine Educators.