October 2013 Issue of Wines & Vines
 
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OXYGEN IN WINEMAKING

Effect of aeration treatments ?prior to/during fermentation

 
by Linda F. Bisson, Lauren A. Schwartzburg, Andrew L. Waterhouse, Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis
 
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Molecular oxygen and oxidative conditions influence the composition and quality of a wine and therefore play important roles during the entire winemaking process.16,26