Russell Moss joined the grape and wine team at Cornell as a lecturer in viticulture in August of 2018. Prior to coming to Cornell, he managed ultra-premium and luxury vineyards in New Zealand, Oregon, and Burgundy, and taught viticulture courses at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon. Mr. Moss launched his own boutique ultra-premium Oregon wine brand, Bocamo, in 2017. He is also a vineyard management consultant and continues to maintain a residence in Salem, Oregon. Mr. Moss holds a Bachelor’s degree in Viticulture and Enology from Lincoln University in New Zealand as well as a Master of Science in Horticulture (viticulture) and a Master of Life Science in Food Science and Technology (enology) from Virginia Tech.
Chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, rosé, pinot noir, Port, Sherry, and Champagne: Each of these is a different type of wine with its own distinct sensorial characteristics. In this course, you will continue on your winemaking journey by determining the workflow and steps needed to produce these wine types. Although not an exhaustive dive into winemaking, you will be introduced to a foundation from which to start.
You will then design basic wine production plans for table, fortified, and sparkling wines as you consider what it means to be a wine professional. With this newfound knowledge, you will be set up for a more nuanced and clear path ahead in the wine industry and beyond.
You are required to have completed the following course or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
- Evaluating Wines
Key Course Takeaways
- Design a basic wine production plan for standard table wines
- Design a basic wine production plan for fortified wines
- Design a basic wine production plan for sparkling wines
How It Works
Who Should Enroll
- Aspiring winemakers
- Winery workers, assistant winemakers, and cellar hands
- Vineyard owners and managers
- Vineyard and wine marketers
- Wine distributors/retailers
- Home winemakers