Red wine is full of antioxidants and some people have spent serious cash trying to harness the health benefits of these compounds by soaking in tubs full of vino. In Episode 23 of Speaking of Chemistry, Matt Davenport dips into wine science to find out if this unorthodox spa treatment is as wildly indulgent, and effective, as it sounds.
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Gavin Sacks is a chemist in the Enology and Viticulture Program at Cornell University: https://foodscience.cals.cornell.edu/…
Andrew Waterhouse is a professor of enology at UC Davis: http://waterhouse.ucdavis.edu/
Randy Schueller is a cosmetic chemist and cofounder of The Beauty Brains website: http://thebeautybrains.com/
Brenda Baker, of Baker Wine & Grape Analysis, is a chemist holding a certification from the Alcohol & Tobacco Tax & Trade Bureau: http://www.bwga.net/
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