Chemistry of wine

Merry Christmas, everybody! This period of the year is really good for wine lovers. But which molecules are the ones responsible for wine aroma and flavor? It is estimated that more than 800 compounds are present in wine and partecipate in creating the texture that we love so much. Let’s start with basic composition: inContinue reading “Chemistry of wine”

A hope for Alzheimer patients

Researchers from the Fondazione EBRI “Rita Levi-Montalcini” just discovered a molecule that rejuvenates the brain and blocks the development of Alzheimer’s disease. At a very early stage of Alzheimer’s disease the brain stops to produce new neurons. This phenomenon is caused by the accumulation of toxic proteins, called A-beta oligomers. Scientists were able to neutralizeContinue reading “A hope for Alzheimer patients”

Color and Food

As most of us have experienced, we eat not only with our mouth, but also with our eyes. Wine color is the first characteristic evaluated by sommeliers and wine experts. It gives an expectation of what you are about to drink and activates memories in your brain. Because of these brain memories, often, reliance ofContinue reading “Color and Food”