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Renee Terrell Threlfall

Renee Terrell Threlfall

Research Scientist, Enology & Viticulture

Director Experiment Station

(FDSC)-Food Science

Phone: 479-575-4677

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Dr. Threlfall’s research is focused on specialty crops with expertise in enology and viticulture (winemaking and grape growing), as well as the processing of small fruits (grapes, blackberries, strawberries, peaches, etc.). 

FDSC 2401 Uncorked: Vines to Wines

Ph.D.- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Food Science)

M.S.- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Food Science)

B.S.- University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Microbiology)

Barchenger, D.W., J.R. Clark, R.T. Threlfall, L.R. Howard, and C.R. Brownmiller. 2015. Evaluation of physiochemical and storability attributes of muscadine grapes (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.). HortScience  50(1):104-111.

Barchenger, D.W., J.R. Clark, R.T. Threlfall, L.R. Howard, and C.R. Brownmiller. 2015. Nutraceutical changes in muscadine grape and grape segments during storage. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 69(2): 66-73.

Lawless, L.J.R., A.C. Drichoutis, R.M. Nayga, Jr., R.T. Threlfall, and J.-F. Meullenet.  2015 Identifying product attributes and consumer attitudes that impact willingness-to-pay for a nutraceutical-rich juice product. Journal of Sensory Studies. 30:156-168. 

Barchenger, D.W., J.R. Clark, R.T. Threlfall, and S.M. Sleezer. 2014. Evaluation of seed and fruit characteristics of muscadine grape. J. Amer. Pomol. Soc. 68(4):204-208.

Barchenger D.W., J.R. Clark, R.T. Threlfall, L.R. Howard, and C.R. Brownmiller. 2014. Effect of field fungicide applications on storability, physicochemical, and nutraceutical content of muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia Michx.) genotypes. HortScience 49(10):1315-1323

Lawless, L.J.R., R.T. Threlfall, J.-F. Meullenet, and L.R. Howard.  2013.  Applying a mixture design for consumer optimization of black cherry, Concord grape, and pomegranate juice blends.  Journal of Sensory Studies. 28:102-112.

Lawless, L.J.R., R.T. Threlfall, and J.-F. Meullenet.  2013.  Using a choice design to screen nutraceutical-rich juices.  Journal of Sensory Studies. 28:113-124.

Sebesta, B., J.R. Clark, R.T. Threlfall, and L.R. Howard. 2013. Pyrene attributes and seediness evaluation of blackberry genotypes. J. Amer. Pomol. Society 67:237-240.

Lawless, L.J.R.,R.T. Threlfall, J.-F. Meullenet, and L.R. Howard. 2012. Consumer-based optimization of blackberry, blueberry, and Concord juice blends.  Journal of Sensory Studies. 27:439-450.

Lawless, L.J.R., R. M. Nayga, Jr., F. Akaichi, J.-F. Meullenet, R.T. Threlfall, and L.R. Howard.  2012  Willingness-to-pay for a nutraceutical-rich juice blend.  Journal of Sensory Studies. 27:375-383.

Lawless, L.J.R., R.T. Threlfall, L.R. Howard, and J.-F. Meullenet.  2012.  Sensory, compositional, and color properties of nutraceutical-rich juice blends.  Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 63(4): 529-537

Dooley, L.M. R.T. Threlfall, J.F. Meullenet, and L.R. Howard. 2012.  Compositional and sensory impact from blending red wine varietals. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 63(2):241-250.   

Dooley, L.M., R.T. Threlfall, and J.F. Meullenet. 2012. Optimization of blended wine quality through maximization of consumer liking. Food Quality and Preference. 24(1):40-47.

Threlfall, R. and J. Morris 2009.  Use of yeast supplements during wine production.  Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry J. 24(6): 32-39. 

Morris, J., G. Main, R. Threlfall, and K. Striegler. 2009. ‘Concord’ and ‘Sunbelt’ grapes initial response to pruning and fruit thinning. HortTech. 19(2):368-378.

Meullenet, J-F., Lovely, C., Threlfall, R. Morris, J.R. and Striegler, R.K. 2008. An ideal point density plot method for determining an optimal sensory profile for Muscadine grape juice. Food Quality and Preference.  19(2):210-219.

Threlfall, R.T., J.R. Morris, and J.F. Meullenet. 2007. Product development and nutraceutical analysis to enhance the value of dried fruit.  J. Food Qual. 30:552-566.

Main, G., J. Morris, and R. Threlfall. 2007. Use of a thin-film vacuum evaporator to produce white and dessert-style wine. Wine East 2007 Buyers Guide: 18, 20-23, 25.

Main, Gary L., Renee T. Threlfall, and Justin R. Morris. 2007. Reduction of malic acid in wine using natural and genetically enhanced microorganisms. Am. J. Enol. Vitic. 58:341-345.

Threlfall, R.T., J.R. Morris, J.F. Meullenet, and R.K. Striegler. 2007. Sensory characteristics, composition, and nutraceutical content of juice from Vitis rotundifolia (Muscadine) cultivars. Amer. J. Enol. Vitic. 58(2):  268-273.

Threlfall, R, G. Main and J. Morris. 2006. Effect of freezing grape berries and heating must samples on extraction and analysis of components of red wine grape cultivars . Austral. J. Grape and Wine Res.  12(2):161-169.

Striegler, R.K., P.M. Carter, J.R. Morris, J.R. Clark, R.T. Threlfall, and L.R. Howard. 2005. Yield, quality and nutraceutical potential of selected muscadine cultivars grown in southwestern Arkansas.  HortTech. 15(2):276-284.

Threlfall, R.T. J.R. Morris, L.R. Howard, C.R. Brownmiller, T.L. Walker. 2005.  Pressing effects on yield, quality, and nutraceutical content of juice, seeds, and skins from Black Beauty and Sunbelt grapes.  J. Food Sci.  70(3):167-171. 

Walker, T., J. Morris, R. Threlfall, and G. Main.  2004.  Quality, Sensory, and Cost Comparison for pH Reduction of Syrah Wine using Ion Exchange or Tartaric Acid. J. Food Qual.  27:483-496. 

Hatfield, J., J. Morris, and R. Threlfall.  2003.  Minimizing color degradation in blush wines.  J. Food Quality.  26(5):367-380.

2013- present
Research Scientist
Institute of Food Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

2012- present
Section Administrator, American Society of Enology and Viticulture/ Eastern Section

2009- present
Director of Operations and Industry Relations, Interim Treasurer
Ozark Food Processors Association (OFPA), Fayetteville, Arkansas

2009- 2015
Program Coordinator
University of Arkansas Rice Processing Program, Fayetteville, Arkansas

1999- 2012
Post-Doctoral Associate
Institute of Food Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

1997- 1998
Technical Assistant
Institute of Food Science and Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
 

 

2014
Ulysses P. Hendrick Award (First Place) for “Evaluation of seed and fruit characteristics of muscadine grape genotypes” from the American Pomological Society.

2013
Ulysses P. Hendrick Award (Second Place) for “Pyrene Attributes and Seediness Evaluation of Blackberry Genotypes” from the American Pomological Society 

2004
Department of Food Science Outstanding Nonclassified Employee, University of Arkansas

1997
Department of Food Science Outstanding Graduate Award, University of Arkansas
Outstanding Food Science Student Chapter Member Award, University of Arkansas