Tagged: Alcohol

The Faults in Our Wines

To all the wine lovers out there, have you ever wondered how many chemicals are involved in conjuring the unique taste of a wine? The chemical composition of soil in a certain vineyard, the environment and climate that season, the...

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Why is Methanol Toxic, But Not Ethanol?

Ethanol (alcohol) is a poison that is widely consumed all around the world. However drinking methanol the same way leads to poisoning of a different, irreversible kind. We look at the chemistry and biochemistry involved in two very similar molecules, and...