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April 17, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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Grape growers and winemakers will hear the current state of smoke exposure knowledge and how to prepare for future smoke events from Dr. Tom Collins, one of the nation’s leading smoke taint experts. Collins, Washington State University wine chemist, has led the WA industry-supported smoke taint research the last three years and studied smoke taint in California before that.
This WAVEx will include several tastings of smoke-affected wines to compare the different in fuel source, timing of smoke exposure (preveraison and later) and wines treated with reverse osmosis to remove smoke aromas.
12:30 PM | Registration Check-in
1:00 PM | Welcome
1:10 PM | Review of Current Smoke Taint Knowledge, Dr. Tom Collins, WSU Wine Chemist
2:00 PM | The Role of Fuel Source in Smoke Taint, Madeleine Higgins, WSU Graduate Student
2:30 PM | Break
2:45 PM | Mitigating Smoke Taint in Wine by Reverse Osmosis, Ioan Gitsov, WSU Graduate Student
3:30 PM | Prepare for the Future: Developments in Analytical Methods for Smoke Taint, Dr. Tom Collins, WSU Wine Chemist
4:15 PM | Q & A


April 17, 2019
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Washington State Wine
(206) 667-9463