Smoke Taint Research

Darcen and Arnica have been working with Dr. Matt Noestheden, a biochemist at UBCO on smoke taint research. With increasing forest fire activity throughout North American wine regions, this research is important for wine regions and climate change adaption.

Matt has been conducting vineyard experiments and identifying additive components to mitigate the effects of forest fire smoke on wine. Darcen and Arnica have been helping Matt as expert tasters to identity the most effective additive to mask the smoke-associated aromas and mouthfeel. Learn more about Matt’s very important work: