Juan Cacho Palomar is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Analytical Chemistry at the Faculty of Science at the University of Zaragoza and also an enologist at the Regional Government of Aragon. He is the founder and former head of LAAE. His work in wine science started at the beginning of the 1980s studying the evolution of grape composition in Somontano. Later his research interests included color, aroma and flavor of wine with special interest in vinification processes and the recovery of autochthonous grape varieties.