Special Issue "Wine Aging Technologies"
A special issue of Beverages (ISSN 2306-5710).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018
Prof. Dr. María del Alamo-Sanza
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Prof. Dr. Ignacio Nevares
Department of Agricultural and Forestry Engineering, University of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Wine aging is a desirable and valuable process, commonly used to improve wine quality, and traditionally carried out in oak wooden casks. The correct use of oak barrels and the ever-increasing demand for barrels in the different production areas of the world has led to a constant search for technological alternatives to reproduce the chemical and physical processes undergone by wines during their stay in barrels.
The aim of this Special Issue is to publish a compilation of original research and revision works that cover different aspects of the ageing processes of wine in casks and other alternative systems that reproduce, with different technologies, the transformations that take place in the barrel.
Important aspects to be addressed are:
- the type of technological solutions that exist for wine aging
- the impact of these new technologies on the final product
- comparison of the effect of emerging and traditional technologies on the wine aged
- differentiation of wines undergoing different systems to avoid fraud
- characterization of the new materials used in barrel production
- accelerated aging of wines with wood and oxygen
Original and review papers dealing with all aspects of wine aging or aging technologies are welcome for inclusion in this Special Issue of Beverages.Prof. Dr. María del Alamo-Sanza
Prof. Dr. Ignacio Nevares
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Title: Innovations in Wine Aging: Simulating Oak Aging Flavor with an Oak Bottle
Authors: Encarna Gómez-Plaza, Oscar Ballesta, Ana Belen Bautista-Ortín
Affiliation: Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Murcia, 30100 Murcia, Spain
Abstract: The organoleptic improvement of wines achieved by aging in oak barrels has been widely studied. One of the most important improvements in this respect concerns wine aroma, the complexity of which increases due to the extraction of certain compounds present in the wood. These are transferred to wine during the aging period, although several months are necessary to attain a good level of these aroma compounds, especially if the barrels used are old. On the negative side, barrels are expensive, take up a lot of space in a winery, and their lifetime is limited. Alternatives have been developed to simplify the aging process while ensuring that the wood-originated volatiles are released into the wine. One of these techniques consists of adding small pieces of oak, commonly known as oak chips, to the wine, which is kept in stainless steel tanks.
Here, we present an new innovation: an oak bottle capable of enriching wine with oak volatile compounds in just a few hours. Our study was designed to study the extraction and accumulation of oak-derived volatile compounds in wines stored in this bottle and to compare the results with those of wines aged with oak chips or barrels.