Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr John Blackman

Dr John Blackman

BAppSc(Biomedical Science)(Biochemistry)(UTS), BAppSc(Wine Science)(CSU), BAppSc(Wine Science)(Honours)(CSU), PhD(CSU)

John graduated from the Bachelor of Wine Science degree in 2002 and was employed by CSU in 2004. His PhD examined the sensory description and consumer preference  of Hunter Valley Semillon.  John has taught a range of wine science, wine production and sensory subjects.

John is currently involved in a variety of research projects that require small-lot winemaking to determine the impact of various viticultural trials, winemaking procedures and the investigation of wine fault amelioration.  He is also involved in sensory testing which is used to establish treatment differences and sensory descriptive analysis allows these differences to be described and quantified.

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Teaching Interests

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Research Interests

  • Wine production techniques and their impact on final wine composition
  • Sensory testing to determine and describe wine differences

Current Research Interests

  • 2013-2015 Assessment of fungal rots of grapes and their impact on wine quality.  Funded by GWRDC $163 208.  Collaborating scientists:  Chris Steel (CSU), Leigh Schmidtke (CSU).
  • 2013-2017 Optimising grape quality and value to improve vineyard profitability and sustainability. Funded by GWRDC $1 712 000. Collaborating scientists:  Alain Deloire (CSU), Leigh Schmidtke (CSU), Remy Dehaan (CSU).

Research Students

PhD Current
  • Navideh Sadoughi "Effect of ripe rot on the chemical composition and sensory properties of grapes and wine" 2012-2015

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Recent Publications

View John Blackman's publications on CRO.

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