ERIC Number: EJ718633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
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A Laboratory Classroom Where ?Wining? Is Encouraged
Techniques Making Education and Career Connections, v79 n1 Jan 2004
A wine analysis for most is: take a sip, and either like it or don't. Not so for the students taking wine analysis courses at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. In the college's new Wine Analysis Laboratory, students learn how to run chemical analyses of wines and compare chemical profiles of wines. Professor Joseph Montecalvo, creator of the pioneering laboratory, stresses how private donations and grants made up 99.5 percent of the lab's funding. There was no state funding. His dream (perhaps formed over a good glass of wine) and some very generous donations and grants turned Cal Poly into the first and only university in the nation with a federally certified laboratory to commercially test the alcohol content of wine, beer and distilled spirits, as well as other chemical components of those beverages. This document describes Professor Joseph Montecalvo's wine course and certified laboratory.
Descriptors: Laboratories, Grants, Alcohol Education, Higher Education, Scientific Concepts, Course Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: California