Projects Funded for Jarrett Hart
Economics of Brettanomyces in California Wine Production
Julian Alston and Jarrett Hart
Specific Objectives of the Project:
The aim of this study is to extend upon our initial self-funded pilot study and develop a detailed quantitative economic understanding of Brettanomyces and alternative Brett management practices. Ultimately, we plan to develop a model to estimate potential costs and inform optimal Brett management practices across different segments of the California wine industry.
Project Report/Summary of Results:
We have completed the project, essentially as envisioned, on a 12-month delayed timetable. We have published one paper and we are engaged in continuing discussions with industry representatives about extensions to the work. The project has been very useful for building these relationships.