If you’re an oenophile and you’re looking for a job in the near future, you might want to read Corinne Marasco’s piece in today’s Chemical & Engineering News. As long as you have “strong analytical skills, a good understanding of organic chemistry, and an interest in wine,” there might be a job for you in the wine industry.
Lund & Bohlmann wrote a perspective in Science earlier this year, in which they argued that the “art [of making wine] is increasingly guided by science for many wine producers, and this trend will continue with a growing contribution from molecular-based technologies and knowledge.” So it might be a good time to (go back to school and) get a graduate degree in Viticulture and Enology.
If you’re attending the fall ACS meeting and you want to learn more about the field, you might want to swing by the “”http://oasys2.confex.com/acs/232nm/techprogram/S21727.HTM">Chemistry of Wine" session. Hopefully the speakers will bring along a few bottles for the audience to taste-test…
Joshua Finkelstein (Associate Editor, Nature)