What Makes Wine Tick: Key Reactions that Create this Delightful Beverage

September 21, 2017

four glasses of wine

Whether it's to accompany a delightful meal or to wind down after a stressful day many enjoy drinking a glass of wine. However, beyond the delightful taste of our favorite fermented fruit, what are the scientific methods and chemical reactions that winemakers can use at their disposal to craft reds, whites, or rosés? Join Andrew Waterhouse of UC Davis as he delves into the delicious chemistry that gives wine its allure. 

What You Will Learn

  • Key chemical reactions in winemaking
  • How winemakers use chemistry to craft better wine
  • Clues of wine quality and defects 

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­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Andrew Waterhouse
UC Davis 

Bill Courtney
Washington University

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