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ZOOM HOST: Dr. Julian Bobb,

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Audrey Skinner – Gastronomical Chemist (

Alcohol production is both an art and a science. It takes a trained palate and a knowledge of chemical reactions to produce great-tasting, stable, and consistent products. Quality control testing helps producers verify their processes, stay within regulatory limits, and ensure the product being packaged is exactly what they want served to the customer. In this presentation, we’ll talk about the quality control tests and methods used in wineries, breweries, and cideries; how third-party labs support the industry; and why knowing the science makes a better libation.

NOTE: This will be an in-person meeting at the University of Richmond. A dinner with the speaker

will precede his talk. Registration information and meeting details will be available early in

February. Check the Virginia Section website or contact Dr. Ray Dominey for more information


2022 ChemLuminary Awards

Outstanding Continuing Public Relations or Communications Program of a Local Section Award (Day in the Life of a Chemist Series) shared with the Eastern New York, Northern New York, Rochester, and Philadelphia Local Sections.

Outstanding or Creative Local Section Younger Chemists Committee Event Award (Eastern US YCC Symposium and Chemistry Career Expo) shared with the Eastern New York, Northern New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Rochester, Nashville, North Carolina, Indiana, Chicago, Puerto Rico, and the Connecticut Valley Local Sections.

Younger Chemists YouTube Channel

The Eastern U.S. Younger Chemists Committee Partnership of the American Chemical Society which includes the Virginia Section now has a YouTube Channel that features recordings of great events and resources for younger chemists! Check it out! The most recent video is from our “A Day in the Life of a Process Chemist” webinar. Stay tuned for more! Feel free to subscribe also.

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