The 2017 harvest of wine grapes in Europe and California was full of
variability. A very low yield compared to 2016 was expected in Europe
ranging from 16% less in Spain to 21% less in France and Italy due to
extreme weather conditions that included ...
If I mentioned that I recently sampled an amazing new craft beer, you
might assume that there is a brilliant artisan behind the brew. Maybe
there is. Creating the perfect brew may be part art, but also is a great
deal of good beer chemistry. Beer is ...
Governmental agencies around the world are charged with ensuring the
safety of drinking water for their respective populations. In the
developed world, access to clean drinking water can be taken for
granted. We turn on the tap and expect with a grea...
Back in the Middle Ages, Nordic countries not only had malt as a
valuable commodity but it could also be used as a means of payment of
taxes. From those times there is still a phrase “malt” which refers to
something that is expensive or “costs a fort...
The 2015 growing season for wine grapes was particularly challenging in
California. Enduring the grip of a vicious four-year drought (link to
CNBC article), water allotments were a fraction of normal at an average
of 20%. Hardy grapevines managed to ...
This blog post was intended to focus on the presence of L-glutamic acid
in food, as one of the acidic amino acids considered non-essential to
healthy human metabolism. It is widely distributed and naturally
occurring in protein-rich food, including c...
William, You are of course absolutely right. We are fortunate to live in
countries that have developed methods to keep our drinking water safe.
We can hope that in the future other nations may benefit from our