Topical Collection "Wine Chemistry"


A topical collection in Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This collection belongs to the section "Natural Products".


Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Susan E. Ebeler
Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: the development and application of analytical chemistry; techniques to study wine flavor chemistry; the physico-chemical; interactions of flavors with nonvolatile wine components
Guest Editor
Dr. Helene Hopfer
Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
Interests: Development and application of analytical methods for food quality assessment; the effect of processing on flavor and elemental composition of wine; elemental profiling for authentification purposes; biochemistry of flavor compound generation pre and postharvest

Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

This collection will highlight all aspects of wine chemistry from chemical and biochemical reactions in grape berries, to fermentation and storage chemistry, to linkages between chemical composition and sensory properties. We encourage submissions that explore the chemical diversity of grapes and wines, particularly components that impact grape and wine color, flavor and off-flavor, stability and other attributes which influence perceived quality such as pigments; taste, mouthfeel and aroma compounds; nutrients; plant hormones; macromolecules; and other plant and microbial metabolites. Papers that focus on development and application of new analytical tools for characterizing grape and wine composition are also encouraged.

We invite submissions of original research and review articles that explore contemporary issues in grape and wine chemistry for inclusion in this Special Issue of Molecules.

Prof. Dr. Susan E. Ebeler
Dr. Helene Hopfer
Collection Editors


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs).


  • grapes
  • wine
  • pigments
  • flavor and off-flavor
  • chemical stability
  • oxidative reactions
  • plant and microbial metabolites
  • analytical methods
  • packaging and storage
  • viticultural practices
  • winemaking

Published Papers (7 papers)

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2015  ( 7 papers )

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Molecules 2015, 20(5), 7974-7989; doi:10.3390/molecules20057974
Received: 16 March 2015 / Revised: 27 April 2015 / Accepted: 29 April 2015 / Published: 4 May 2015
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Molecules 2015, 20(5), 7890-7914; doi:10.3390/molecules20057890
Received: 13 March 2015 / Revised: 17 April 2015 / Accepted: 21 April 2015 / Published: 30 April 2015
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Molecules 2015, 20(5), 7820-7844; doi:10.3390/molecules20057820
Received: 20 March 2015 / Revised: 15 April 2015 / Accepted: 16 April 2015 / Published: 29 April 2015
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Molecules 2015, 20(5), 7845-7873; doi:10.3390/molecules20057845
Received: 22 March 2015 / Revised: 23 April 2015 / Accepted: 23 April 2015 / Published: 29 April 2015
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Molecules 2015, 20(4), 7359-7378; doi:10.3390/molecules20047359
Received: 16 March 2015 / Revised: 16 April 2015 / Accepted: 16 April 2015 / Published: 22 April 2015
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Molecules 2015, 20(3), 5112-5136; doi:10.3390/molecules20035112
Received: 8 January 2015 / Revised: 25 February 2015 / Accepted: 9 March 2015 / Published: 19 March 2015
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Molecules 2015, 20(3), 3667-3680; doi:10.3390/molecules20033667
Received: 27 November 2014 / Accepted: 15 February 2015 / Published: 23 February 2015
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Dr. Gavin Sacks

Title: Quantification of Polyfunctional Thiols in Wine by HS-SPME-GC-MS Following Extractive Alkylation
Dr. Gavin Sacks
Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA


 Dr. Kerry Wilkinson

Title 1: Influence of Berry Maturity at Harvest on the Intensity of Smoke Taint in Wine
Title 2:
Classification of Sparkling Wine Style and Quality by ATR Combined with MIR Spectroscopy
Dr. Kerry Wilkinson
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia

Last update: 20 March 2015

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