The History of Chemistry

94: Grape Expectations

November 12, 2023 Steve Cohen Episode 94
94: Grape Expectations
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The History of Chemistry
94: Grape Expectations
Nov 12, 2023 Episode 94
Steve Cohen

We hear about the chemistry behind winemaking, especially the discovery that a fungus generates the alcohol. Then there are the other residues from the grapes that help to shape a wine's special flavor. The final component we talk about is the sugar that feeds the yeast, but also adds a sweetness to the wine. We also hear about two serious European scandals that rocked wineries in Austria and Italy in the mid-1980s.

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We hear about the chemistry behind winemaking, especially the discovery that a fungus generates the alcohol. Then there are the other residues from the grapes that help to shape a wine's special flavor. The final component we talk about is the sugar that feeds the yeast, but also adds a sweetness to the wine. We also hear about two serious European scandals that rocked wineries in Austria and Italy in the mid-1980s.

The Neil Ashton Podcast

This podcast focuses on explaining the fascinating ways that science and engineering...

Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

Support the Show.

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