UCD: Links to some smoke taint articles
July 24, 2015
Given the dire predictions of this season’s fire occurrences in vineyard areas on the West Coast, I’ve looked up a couple references to share; not all are real recent, but the information is generally sound. Most, as you can see, were authored by the Australians, who have had a serious problem with bushfires for years.
I accessed some of these abstracts through Google Scholar, so they should be viewable by anyone. I didn’t use UC elinks to derive any of them. But if you have questions, let me know.
http://wineserver.ucdavis.edu/pdf/attachment/1173.%20Amelioration%20of%20smoke%20taint.pdf this is a review of an early research project by Dr Kerry Wilkinson, who spoke at a VENSource seminar in 2009. Looks like it’s time to try to get the Australians back here, huh…………….
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-0238.2011.00148.x/abstract this abstract concludes that RO initially worked to decrease the characters, but the taint slowly came back
http://ucanr.org/sites/Mendocino/files/17282.pdf Dr Kerry Wilkinson, again. This is a good slide presentation.
http://www.awri.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/jan-feb-2013-awri-report.pdf a 2013 report by the AWRI
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-0238.2009.00056.x/full Drs Kennison and Wilkinson (both of whom appeared at our 2009 smoke taint seminar) discuss the importance of the timing of the exposure of fruit to smoke. I’m hoping all can access this abstract.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-0238.2011.00137.x/full Drs Kennison and Wilkinson again……an updated review of the importance of the timing of the smoke exposure, this time in Merlot
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-0238.2011.00128.x/full The abstract of an article on the importance of the precursors (glycosidic conjugates) found in grapes to the presence of the taint compounds in the resultant wine. Thanks to Dr Dokoozlian, our US counterpart, for his part in this research.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-0238.2011.00146.x/full Another good AJGWR abstract on the effect of winemaking on taint compounds.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1755-0238.2012.00200.x/full The impact of fining agents on smoke taint AJGWR
A lot of good, basic information can be gained through the abstracts. And the same Australian authors are great sources of information by searching Google scholar http://scholar.google.com/