Wine has been around since the dawn of civilization, dating back at least 8,000 years. In this spirited toast to the science of wine, Neil and co-host comedian Lynne Koplitz discuss the history of wine production and the technology that will change wine in the future. Other topics include the physics of champagne bottles and glasses, the hazards of serving wine to astronauts, and biodynamic vineyards that look to the cosmos for help in growing the perfect grape.
Wine Jedi Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan sabers a bottle of champagne and sheds light on all the elements that go into creating a fine wine, while comedian Brian Malow explains how the chemistry of wine has saved countless lives. Imbibing in this intoxicating program will not give you a hangover, but this science is far from sober.
Co-host: Lynne Koplitz: comedian
Guests: Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan: Master of Wine
Air date: 17 January 2011
Run Time: 42 Minutes