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CCN January 2017 Meeting: The Chemistry of Wine and Beer Making

  • 11 Jan 2017
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


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The Chemistry of Wine and Beer Making

Dr. Ron Bihovsky & Paul J. Yanisko, M.S.

Networking, 5:30 PM; Dinner, 6:30 PM; Talk and Business Session, 7:30, 

*Meeting Presentations can be downloaded here and here.


Wine making and beer brewing are important industrial processes which can also be carried out on a smaller scale at home.  Grapes are fermented into wine by the action of yeast which converts the sugar of the grapes into ethanol.  When beer is brewed, the starch of a grain such as barley must first be converted into sugars before fermentation occurs.  The tastes, aromas, and colors of various beers and wines come from compounds present in the grapes, grain, hops, and barrels, as well as metabolites produced during fermentation.  Ron and Paul will describe the process and chemistry of wine and beer making, and will provide samples of the results


DR. RON BIHOVSKY, a medicinal and organic chemistry consultant and founder of Key Synthesis LLC, a custom synthesis company specializing in synthesis of biologically active compounds, also performs experimental work and testifies as an expert witness. He was previously a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, and conducted research natural product synthesis in academia.  He has been making wine since he was in college.

PAUL J. YANISKO. M.S., is an independent consultant with experience implementing industrial gases technology across the chemical process industries to achieve capacity increase and operating cost reduction at low capital investment and short payback period.  Areas of expertise include process safety, process economics, development and commercialization, technology transfer, joint venture operation, and successful work in Asia and Latin America. He began brewing beer while in college.

Location: The Cynwyd Club, 332 Trevor Lane, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004  Map   Directions

Reservation: Use this page to register online to attend the event, or e-mail CCNReservations@aol.com or call the CCN phone number at (877) 326-2959 and leave a message. Fee, including food and beverages (wine, beer & sodas), is $30 by reservation/cancellation deadline: Saturday, Jan. 7th


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