Science & Wine 2019: The Wine of the Future

By Paula Silva

After the very successful joint meeting in 2017 in Porto, Science & Wine is very pleased to continue this event, which will be organized every 2 years. The Organizing Committee invites all to participate in “Science & Wine – The Wine of the Future” at May, 2019 in the Alfândega Congress Centre, Porto, Portugal.

Science & Wine is very pleased to announce the international partner of “Science & Wine 2019 – The Wine of the Future” the International Society of Antioxidants (ISANH). The partnership with ISANH is a very important one, since the main themes for this conference are “Wine Chemistry and Biochemistry/Health” and “Environmental Chemistry”.

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Metabolomics in the field, walking through the chemical diversity of grape

By Arnaud Lanoue
Polyphenols are grape compounds with numerous health benefit and organoleptic properties. These compounds act as key components of the plant defense system against diseases. Herein, are discussed the results of an innovator metabotyping (metabolite-phenotype characterization) study using different grape varieties. A field experiment was setting up with uniform pedo-climatic factors and viticultural practices of growing vines to favor the genetic determinism of polyphenol expression. Metabolite correlation network suggested that several polyphenol subclasses were differently controlled. In a near future, the present polyphenol metabotyping approach coupled to multivariate statistical analyses might assist grape selection programs to improve metabolites with health-benefit potential and plant defense traits Find out more

Chemistry and photochemistry inspired by the colors of grapes and red wines

By Cristiane Copetti
Oxidative stress is caused by the insufficient capacity of biological systems to neutralize reactive species produced in excess. A serious imbalance between the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant (AOX) protection in favor of the former causes excessive oxidative damage in cells and tissues because the ROS excessive production is associated with disruption of cell cycle regulatory mechanisms. Results obtained suggest that wine is a potential antioxidant and have positive effect against reactive species generated in SH-SY5Y cells, suggesting a neuroprotective effect. Find out more


My name is Paula Silva, I am an assistant professor in the Institute of Biomedical Sciences Abel Salazar (ICBAS) of University of Porto (UPorto) and I decided to have this blog to share my love by Science & Wine Find out more