WINE STUDY TO FOCUS ON ‘SMOKE TAINT’ CAUSED BY WILDFIRES…

Dezember 17, 2018

After several major wildfires up and down the West Coast the past couple years, “smoke taint” has become a popular topic in the wine world. Though smoke taint—which occurs when smoke-exposed grapes lead to unwanted flavors in the final wine—is a real threat, the phenomenon isn’t well understood, often causing winemakers to be overly cautious, which can be detrimental in its own right. As a result, the University of California, Davis, backed by the California Association of Winegrape Growers, has launched a study on how wildfire smoke affects the wine industry.

 

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