Tag Archives: DAVIS

• If you’re toasting to health, reach for beer, not wine

If you’re toasting to health, reach for beer, not wine

What’s the healthiest libation for ringing in the New Year? Beer, says Charlie Bamforth, a professor of brewing sciences at the University of California, Davis. Though it’s been blamed for many a paunch, it’s more nutritious than most other alcoholic drinks, Bamforth says. “There’s a reason people call it liquid bread,” he says. Beer, he […]

• Wine’s Terroir Mysteries Yield To Science

Wine’s Terroir Mysteries Yield To Science

•  UC Davis research scores breakthrough •  “A real paradigm shift in our understanding of grape and wine production” Terroir — the name given to the unique blend of a vineyard’s soils, water and climate — sculpts the flavor and quality of wine. Now a new study led by UC Davis researchers offers evidence that […]

• Very Important Science Finding: Put Your Boxed Wine In The Fridge

Very Important Science Finding: Put Your Boxed Wine In The Fridge

You wouldn’t want to bring out sherry or dried fruit tones in your giant box of chardonnay, would you? Today in Very Important Science: if you’re drinking bagged or boxed wine–and we’re not going to tell you not to, it’s good for you–make sure to keep it at around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. You snooty oenophiles […]

• Can wine drinkers tell if screw caps or corks are used?

Can wine drinkers tell if screw caps or corks are used?

To help winemakers determine the best caps for their wine bottles, researchers at UC Davis, are studying the performance – specifically the variability – within different types of closures. Their goal is to determine whether consumers can taste the difference in wines that are bottled and capped exactly the same – a difference that could […]

• UC Davis To Revolutionize Wine With High-Tech Gear

The UC Davis campus is getting a million dollar makeover that could change wine around the world. A Silicon Valley company designed and built new high tech fermentors for the college winery.