—Tales of the fungus among us “” A real corker Is your wine corky? Does it smell like a wet dog and have a flat, dull flavor? If so, you’ve become a victim of cork taint. A collaboration between a maker of natural cork bottle stoppers and an expert in gas chromatography hopes to banish the problem for good.
by Marc S. Reisch | September 08, 2019
A gassy way to enhance wine Coffee isn’t the only drink where science is playing a role. The collectors of peculiar patents at the Annals of Improbable Research recently noted some wacky wine-making intellectual property from 2017. In US Patent 9758752, liquor maker Pernod Ricard reports that bubbling the smelly gas hydrogen sulfide through wine (especially sauvignon blanc) can increase the levels of the most potent aroma compounds.
by Andrea Widener | August 30, 2019
The firm uses data analytics and artificial intelligence to help wine-grape growers and other farmers improve their soils. MilliporeSigma has acquired BSSN Software, a German lab informatics firm. MilliporeSigma, a supplier of research chemicals, analytical equipment, and laboratory gear, has worked with BSSN since 2014 to provide digitized data management.
August 09, 2019
—Are microbes at the root of red wine’s peppery flavor? “Soil microbiome may contribute to a spicy Shiraz” Terroir—from the French word for soil—describes how local soil, climate, and geography affect the flavor of wine. Research at an Australian vineyard suggests that microbes in the soil make their own important contributions to terroir, changing the flavor of the wines made from the grapes that are grown there (Front.
by Laura Howes | July 28, 2019
“The literature on geosmin as a source of off odors and taste in drinking water, wine, and fish is extensive,” he says. Now that they have, it’s better late than never, he adds. Linda Wang and Matt Davenport wrote this week’s column. Please send comments and suggestions to email@example.com /people/profiles/Science-selfies-dictionary-additions/97/i22 20190601 97 22 /magazine/97/09722.html Science selfies and dictionary additions Newscripts, selfie, geosmin newscript Linda Wang, Matt Davenport people profiles Social media maven: Martina Hestericová shares her selfie.
by Linda Wang, Matt Davenport | June 01, 2019
The meeting will include a general poster session, an undergraduate program, and symposia on analytical chemistry, archaeometry, biochemistry, chemistry education, chemistry innovation, the chemistry of renewable energy, drug discovery and computational chemistry, the chemistry of Earth and space, environmental chemistry, green chemistry, food and wine chemistry, inorganic and materials chemistry, chemical and molecular microscopy, organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, nanochemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry.
by Linda Wang | February 03, 2019
Experiments done outside the mouth have shown those proteins can bind to and precipitate out bitter compounds in red wine and chocolate. Running suspects the chemical interaction might waylay bitter compounds, sending them down the gullet before they can touch down on the bitter taste receptors on the tongue.
by Melody M. Bomgardner | January 27, 2019