Can Science Build A Fake Wine That's Just As Good As The Real Thing?

Published: Jun 02, 2016

A new business called Replica Wines claims to produce "master forgeries" of well-known wines, deploying a throng of chemical instruments and a huge flavor database to blend near-identical versions of the wines from different grapes.

Ava Winery, meanwhile, takes a different approach, bypassing grapes entirely, and going straight for the molecules — combining flavor chemicals with ethanol and water to reproduce the experience of wine, without replicating the process.

It should be noted that it's a bit unfair to compare the two.

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