Month: April 2013

Wine Literature Review Lightning Round: 5th Edition

NOBEL ROT (Not sour rot): Photo by davitydave (Flickr: IMG_0556.JPG) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

There’s no way one single person can possibly review every single piece of peer reviewed literature related to wine that is published every day. This series presents multiple new papers (within the past year or two) in one post by…

Using Two-Dimensional Correlation Spectroscopy To Screen For Smoke Taint in Wines: A Novel Approach

Photo source: By Andrea Booher (This image is from the FEMA Photo Library.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Smoke taint is a significant threat to wine quality, and is relatively common in places that are more prone to wildfires (specifically, Australia and parts of California). Smoke taint in wine is created when grapevines are exposed to a significant…