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Regular, Ongoing, Formal Educational Institutions with wine curriculum and online reference information. Please see also the Educators & Courses links for wine appreciation classes that are offered either online, occasionally, or informally.

Brock University (Ontario, Canada)
Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute

California State University, Fresno and UC Davis are the only two Universities in the United States that offer a full program of study in both Enology and Viticulture. CSUF or "Fresno State" centers its curriculum on practice and is the only American university that produces wine for commercial sale.
California State University Fresno
Viticulture & Enology Research Center

Charles Sturt University (Australia)
National Wine & Grape Industry Centre

Cornell University (New York)
Enology Research & Extension

"new". European Vitis Database

Istituto Agrario San Michele all'Adige
"new". Grape Microsatellite Collection Database

Lincoln University (New Zealand)
Wine Chemistry & Technology

Sonoma State University
Wine Business Program

Université Bordeaux
Victor Segalen School of Life, Human and Health Sciences

University of Adelaide in South Australia formed the School of Agriculture, Food & Wine in 2003, which includes the Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture and probably the most extensive studies in the world related to the Food & Wine Business.

University of California at Davis is one of only two Universities in the United States that offer full programs of study in both Enology and Viticulture. The UCD or "Davis" curriculum emphasizes theory and centers California wine research.
Dept. of Viticulture & Enology
Wine Aroma Wheel - inexpensive, but invaluable tool we highly recommend for learning to both recognize the array of possible smells and flavors in wine and to apply the universal words to describe these sensations.

University of Crete
"new". Greek Vitis Database

Université du Monpellier
"new". French Vitis Database
Université du Monpellier

"new". Vitis Viticulture and Enology Abstracts Database

"new".Wine Campus
Wine Campus offers courses and classes in different media for both consumers and professionals

Businesses, Groups and Institutions primarily engaged in investigating wine-related phenomena, rather than instructing it.

American Vineyard Foundation (funds viticulture research projects at UC Davis and Fresno State)

Australian Wine Research Institute

Geisenheim Research Station

"new". Missouri Grape Importation and Certification Program

Monell Chemical Senses Center

"new". Multi-State Evaluation of Cultivars & CLones

"new". National Grape & Wine Initiative is a coalition of growers, processors, wineries, academic institutions, and cooperative extensions committed to improving the grape industry.

North Carolina State University
"new". Mid-Atlantic Grape Grower's Guide

Northwest Berry & Grape Information Network is a copperative between the USDA, Oregon State University, the University of Idaho, and Washington State University to promote information and communication for production practices, research, and marketing.

Pennsylvania State University
"new". Wine Grape Network

Texas A & M
Agriculture Research and Extension Center - Wine Grapes

U.S.D.A. Cold Hardy Grape Collection contains over 1800 separate items of grapevine material under commercial field conditions at its Geneva, NY, Clonal Repository Farm.

University of California at Davis
"new". Integrated Viticulture Online
"new". U.S. National Grape Registry

University of Minnesota
"new". Cold Hardy Grape Breeding Program


Vitis International Variety Catalogue of 17,000 registered grape varieties, with data on berry color, synonyms, parentage, origin, species, occurrence and use; includes photos of apices, leaves and clusters is an online database of in-print wine references. Maintained by the Sonoma County Wine Library, it does not have entire articles, but lists authors, publications, and dates and is searchable by subject matter, as well.


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