June 2, 2016

THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS QUALITY:

CAN SCIENCE BUILD A FAKE WINE THAT'S JUST AS GOOD AS THE REAL THING? (Nadia Berenstein, 6/01/16, Pop Sci)

A new business called Replica Wines claims to produce "master forgeries" of well-known wines, deploying a throng of chemical instruments and a huge flavor database to blend near-identical versions of the wines from different grapes.

Ava Winery, meanwhile, takes a different approach, bypassing grapes entirely, and going straight for the molecules -- combining flavor chemicals with ethanol and water to reproduce the experience of wine, without replicating the process.

Posted by at June 2, 2016 6:28 PM

  

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