Saturday, August 11, 2012

Diacetyl And Alzheimer’s Disease?

Diacetyl  "is also created naturally in fermented drinks like beer, and gives some chardonnay wines its buttery taste, according to the study."

"The makers of some wines, such as chardonnay, deliberately promote the production of diacetyl. . ."

At a certain level diacetyl smells like rancid butter and is considered a wine fault.

Any and all thoughts on this subject are welcome, but I thought this report worthy of your consideration.
None of the above rather obscured labels implies that these wines have any diacetyl in them, but are used as a broad headline announcement of a generic product under review.


  1. If a critic/blogger implies that diacetyl is in a particular wine and the compound is shown rightly or wrongly not to have this compound, is this grounds for a lawsuit?

    1. Hmmm...maybe I should edit my post to say "buttered popcorn" instead of diacetyl!

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    1. Heard about this on the radio today and I thought about your post:,0,6798468.story

      Now that diacetyl is worthy of a $7.2 million lawsuit, I'll be more careful about slandering someone's Chardonnay! :)

    2. Bill, thanks for the link. Breathing Chardonnay? I wonder!