The Professional Certificate in Global Wine Studies is delivered by staff from The Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences and the Faculty of Arts.
The team includes:
Professor Snow Barlow, FTSE, FAIAST, Professor of Horticulture and Viticulture Convener, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences.
Snow Barlow is an internationally renowned viticultural researcher and teacher specialising in the influence of climate and terroir on grape production and wine quality. He has published widely on the influence of climate change on the Australian and global wine industry. He has a major research interest in how climate change will influence the style and quality of some of the world’s great wines and how the wine industry can adapt to these changes in climate.
Associate Professor Jacqueline Dutton, Associate Dean Engagement, Faculty of Arts.
Jackie is a leading researcher and writer on French culture and identity, teaching various courses in French on food and wine, travel writing, cinema, and literature. She has published widely on contemporary French literature, culture, ideas and issues, as well as on cross-cultural French-Australian relations.
Sonja Needs, Subject Coordinator and tutor, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Sonja Needs is Subject Coordinator and tutor for the undergraduate wine program at the University of Melbourne. Prior to joining University of Melbourne, she worked as an experimental wine maker and viticulturalist at CSIRO. She has particular interest and expertise in sensory science and human olfactory systems and how the human olfactory is influenced not only by mechanical physiology but also, and most interestingly, by psychology.
Ken Chase, Honorary Fellow.
Ken Chase is a classically trained wine maker and viticulturist with an international reputation. His early interest in wine led him to study throughout the classical wine growing regions of Europe. Ken is currently the wine consultant for American Airlines and has worked with companies such as Royal Caribbean, American Express Wine Club and other airlines. He selected wines for the Pope during his visit to Canada and has appeared as a radio personality on CBC radio resident wine guru.
Ken is writing his first book on wine, and travels worldwide striving to take the mystery out of wine and sharing his passion with others.