Chemistry of Wine Alumni Wine Tasting Webinar

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Date(s) - September 25, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Dr Alex Thom, theoretical chemist and keen oenologist, will take participants on a chemical journey through three very different wines.

There’s a lot of chemistry in winemaking. In addition to alcohol, acidity and water, wine is made up of hundreds of different volatile molecules which vary from year to year, grape to grape, wine to wine. The joy of chemistry is that we can play with some of these elements in a controlled fashion.

In this free webinar, Dr Alex Thom will take participants on a chemical journey through three very different wines, showing them a simple experiment they can do at home to discover how acidity affects flavour, and explaining why bubbles are so crucial to the success of Champagne.

A list of wines and ingredients to have on hand will be published in the course material.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

You can contact the event organiser, Diane Harris, by emailing dh473@cam.ac.uk.