Application of White-Wine-Pomace-Derived Ingredients in Extending Storage Stability of Fresh Pork Burgers

This study investigated the use of white wine pomace (a byproduct of wine production) as a preservative in pork burgers. It assesses the impact of this ingredient on various quality aspects of meat, including microbial growth, color stability, oxidation, and overall sensory attributes, over a period of refrigerated storage. This study aimed to offer an eco-friendly alternative to conventional preservatives such as sulfites, assessing whether wine pomace can effectively extend the shelf life and maintain the quality of pork burgers. These results indicate that while wine pomace shows some antioxidant properties, its effectiveness in inhibiting microbial growth and preserving the color of pork burgers is limited compared to traditional sulfite preservatives.

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Science & Wine: Reflecting on 2023 and Prospects for 2024

🍇🥂 As we bid adieu to a fruitful 2023, let’s take a moment to reflect and anticipate! Dive into our latest blog post for a comprehensive review of this year’s journey with Science & Wine. We’re also unveiling exciting plans for 2024 – from thematic workshops to community engagement. 🌟 Read, share, and join us in toasting to knowledge and discovery!

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Kinetics of aroma formation from grape-derived precursors: Temperature effects and predictive potential

This study examined the accumulation and degradation of aroma molecules resulting from the acid hydrolysis of aroma precursors in winemaking grapes. It utilizes a first-order kinetic model to effectively describe both processes. This study categorizes grape-derived aroma molecules into three groups based on their stability through experiments conducted at three different temperatures. The analysis of 12 samples from two grape varieties subjected to hydrolysis at varying temperatures confirmed that fast hydrolysis at 75°C accurately reproduced varietal and between-sample aroma differences. Additionally, the study found a strong correlation between the accumulated levels of 21 relevant grape-derived aromas at 75°C and 50°C, indicating that fast hydrolysis at 75°C is a reliable predictor of grape aroma potential.

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Flavors of Christmas: An Ethnographic Journey into the Mediterranean Diet

Exploring the magic of the Mediterranean Diet during Christmas! 🎄 Dive into the rich traditions and conviviality captured by Elisabetta Moro and Rossella Galletti in their captivating chapter “Sharing Food and Conviviality in the Mediterranean Diet.” 📖✨ Discover how festive feasts create bonds, not just through food but also through shared moments. Experience the enchantment of the Neapolitan Christmas banquet and learn how it weaves a tale of community, love, and timeless traditions

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A key to wine conservation lies in the glass–cork interface

Discover the key to preserving the exquisite flavors of premium wines! In a groundbreaking study published in PNAS Nexus, researchers delve into the glass–cork interface, unraveling the mysteries of oxygen entry during long-term wine aging.
The study, led by Julie Chanut et al., explores the evolution of oxygen barrier properties in the bottleneck–stopper system over 24 months. Surprisingly, temperature and bottle position (vertical or horizontal) don’t impact the intrinsic oxygen diffusion of microagglomerated corks. However, storing wines at higher temperatures accelerates oxygen transfer at the glass–cork interface after specific periods.

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Nutrition and Food Literacy: Framing the Challenges to Health Communication

In a world beset by misinformation regarding nutrition, it is imperative to embark on a quest for #FoodLiteracy. A thorough understanding of the impact of dietary choices is paramount for leading a healthy life. The proliferation of false information on social media is a significant impediment to making informed decisions about food. To counteract this, it is crucial to exercise caution, seek credible sources, and base our choices on sound knowledge. Effective communication is fundamental to promoting good health. By striving to improve #HealthLiteracy, we can decipher nutritional facts and empower ourselves to make informed decisions about food. This is not just individual responsibility; it is a collective effort. Sharing this post can help raise awareness and build a community committed to better health through informed food choices.

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Enhance Wine Production Potential by Using Fresh and Dried Red Grape and Blueberry Mixtures with Different Yeast Strains for Fermentation

Our colleague Juan Martín-Gómez from Universidad de Córdoba, Spain presented a fascinating research study on the ‘Sustainability of wine production and food systems in the Mediterranean region’ at the 3rd World Science & Wine Congress. This study focused on replacing traditional sun-drying methods in Mediterranean winemaking with controlled-airflow chamber-drying. This alternative technique improves the quality, phenolic content, and antioxidant properties of red grapes and blueberries. Furthermore, the post encourages researchers to consider submitting their work to a special joint issue. Because these issues are interdisciplinary, authors are given the flexibility to choose from several participating journals based on their research scope. The options include Foods; Sustainability; IJERPH; Agriculture.

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Insights from the INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS: LIFESTYLE, DIET, WINE & HEALTH II

Thrilled to announce the launch of our latest article summarizing insights from the prestigious INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS: LIFESTYLE, DIET, WINE & HEALTH, held in Toledo, Spain!
Dive deep into the world of nutrition, exercise physiology, and culinary arts as leading experts share groundbreaking findings on how lifestyle choices shape our health. Discover the secrets behind the Mediterranean Diet, the impact of physical activity on gene expression, and the fascinating link between movement behaviors and appetite control.

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Zebrafish Model Insights into Mediterranean Diet Liquids: Olive Oil and Wine

We are thrilled to announce this week’s blog post on Science & Wine, dive into the fascinating world of antioxidants and the Mediterranean diet, as we proudly present our latest review published in the renowned MDPI Antioxidants Journal. In this groundbreaking review, we embarked on a journey through the intricate universe of age-related diseases, particularly cardiovascular conditions. We delved deeply into the powerful effects of two Mediterranean diet superheroes: Olive Oil and Wine! Our exploration ranged from intriguing observational studies to cutting-edge preclinical experiments, paving the way for potential translational breakthroughs in zebrafish experimentation. Why Zebrafish? Ever wondered how tiny fish could hold the key to understanding the health issues of olive oil and wine. The astonishing genetic proximity of zebrafish to humans offers a unique gateway to unravel the mysteries of these Mediterranean marvels. This review sheds light on the immense potential of zebrafish as an experimental model, urging scientists worldwide to fully harness its power. Let us explore the uncharted territories together, pushing the boundaries of knowledge and advancing our understanding of age-related disease prevention within the Mediterranean dietary framework.

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