Wine Science Cafés

Wine Science Cafés will start in January 2019. Wine Science Cafés will be organized in the last Thursday of each month and will take place in casual settings such as wine houses, restaurants, wine cellars and coffeehouses. Open to everyone aimed to promote a conversation with a scientist about Science & Wine. Wine Science Cafés start in Porto but can happen in all cities inside and outside Portugal. For this first event the star will be Port Wine.

Wine Science Cafés welcome all people who wants to know more about wine. In these events an informal atmosphere will be created and all participants feel encouraged to participate. Dynamic, two-way interactions between a scientist and the public will be promoted.

Wine Science Cafés belongs to Cafe Scientifique European family.

 

First Wine Sciences Cafés speakers will be Bento Amaral (IVDP) and Victor Freitas (FCUP). They will leader the tertulia in Portologia at 24 of January. The topic will be "The chemistry of Port Wine".

Bento Amaral (IVDP)

Após 14 anos à frente do Serviço de Prova do Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto (IVDP), assumiu em 2013 a Direção dos Serviços Técnicos e de Certificação do mesmo Instituto.
É professor de análise sensorial em pós-graduações de enologia e de marketing de vinhos da Escola Superior de Biotecnologia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa desde 1999.
É membro do Júri, há quase duas décadas, em dezenas de edições de vários concursos nacionais e internacionais de vinhos, tendo presidido algumas mesas desses Concursos.
Licenciou-se em Engenharia Alimentar, tendo durante o curso estagiado no Instituto de Enologia de Bordéus.
Entre as suas atividades contam-se ainda cursos e palestras sobre vinhos.
É convidado com regularidade por diferentes meios de comunicação social para comentar a atualidade vínica.

 

After 14 years in charge of the Tasting Chamber of the Douro and Port Institute (IVDP), in 2013 he took place of Technical Services and Certification Director of the same Institute.
He is a professor of sensorial analysis in post-graduation courses in oenology and wine marketing at Escola Superior de Biotecnologia of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa since 1999.
He has been a member of the Jury for almost two decades, in dozens of editions of several national and international wine competitions, and has presided over some of these tables.
Graduated in Food Engineering, having during the course being a trainee in the Institute of Oenology of Bordeaux.
Among his activities are also courses and lectures on wines.
He is regularly invited by different media to comment on the current wine situation.

Victor Armando Pereira de Freitas (FCUP)

Victor Freitas é Professor Catedrático do Departamento de Química e Bioquímica (DQB) da Universidade do Porto desde Dezembro de 2012.
No ano de 1995, obteve o Grau de Doutor em Ciências Biológicas e Médicas, na especialidade de “Œnologie-Ampelologie”, na Faculdade de Enologia da Universidade de Bordéus II (França).
Após a conclusão do Doutoramento, regressou ao DQB da FCUP onde passou a desenvolver, autonomamente, uma nova área de investigação em Química Orgânica dos Produtos Naturais no campo da Química Alimentar.
Atualmente é membro do Centro de Investigação REQUIMTE-LAQV onde lidera o grupo “Food Polyphenol Lab” que tem vindo a marcar posição com algum reconhecimento internacional no domínio dos compostos polifenólicos e nomeadamente no estudo: a) da influencia destes compostos nas características gustativa de alimentos (cor e sabor); b) das suas propriedades antioxidantes e biológicas associadas à prevenção de certas doenças.
Tem mais de 240 artigos científicos publicados em revistas indexadas ao Science Citation Index (SCI), vários capítulos de livros, inúmeras conferências convidadas, execução de vários projetos de I & DT e várias supervisões de estudantes de mestrado e doutoramento.

Victor Freitas is Full Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (DQB) in the University of Porto. He obtained his PhD in Biological and Medical Sciences in the University of Bordeaux II (France), specialization in Oenology.
He is member of the REQUIMTE-LAQV Research Centre, and he is the leader of the Food Polyphenol Lab (http://www.foodphenolab.com) where he has been developing an independent research area.
Victor Freitas presents in his CV more than 240 original articles published in journals indexed in the Science Citation Index (SCI), several book chapters, numerous invited conferences, running multiple I&DT projects and several supervisions of Master and PhD students.

Wine Science Cafés will be in Casa de Pasto Chaxoila in 28 February 2019.

 

Wine Science Cafés will be in Espaço Porto Cruz in 28 March 2019.

 

If you have a space that can host Wine Science Cafés please fill the form.

 

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