Mark Obrien

Cheers! The Chemistry of Wine (ACS Webinar Recording)

Discussion created by Mark Obrien on May 17, 2011

Originally recorded on April 28, 2011. This video covers the following topics:


  • The history and technology of wine making
  • The health benefit of wine
  • How to read and understand wine labels
  • The “science” of wine appreciation



About the Speaker:


Ariel Fenster teaches at McGill University, where he is a founding member of the Office for Science and Society, an organization dedicated to disseminating up-to-date information in the areas of food, food issues, medications, and the environment and health topics in general.  He appears regularly on TV and radio to discuss health, environmental and technology issues and has presented numerous science segments for children’s television.  His contributions to teaching, and to the popularization of science, have been recognized by numerous awards.  Ariel is a native of the wine-growing region of Bergerac, France, holds a Master’s degree from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. from McGill University.