Media Advisory: Chemistry & Tasting of Wine

March 12, 1999

What makes a great wine? Dr. Ernie Simpson, chemistry professor at California State University, Pomona, will offer some answers as he discusses chemistry's unique role in the wine-making process, at the 217th national meeting of the American Chemical Society, world's largest scientific society. Wine flavor and aroma are influenced by the composition of the grapes as well as the presence of tannins and other compounds, according to Simpson, who will also discuss potential health benefits of wine.

This talk would not be complete without audience participation. A free sampling will follow, allowing participants to sample the different components of wine.

Who: Dr. Ernie Simpson, Department of Chemistry, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

What: Chemistry of Wine Presentation and sampling

When: Tuesday, March 23, 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Where: Anaheim Convention Center (Halls A & B) ACS Membership Booth #636
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A nonprofit organization with a membership of nearly 159,000 chemists and chemical engineers, the American Chemical Society publishes scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences, and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.

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