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Smoke Taint Testing Solutions

Wildfire smoke affecting your vineyard?

Wildfire smoke can create unwanted flavors in wine, leading to canceled contracts and significant financial losses.

California wildfires are a growing problem for the state’s wine industry. Insurance claims due to smoke taint have skyrocketed within the wine industry in recent years. Grape growers are subject to canceled contracts from wine producers if smoke taint is suspected, while winemakers need to have chemical analyses of affected grapes to plan for production.

Wine smoke taint testing

More options. Fast results.

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Smoke Taint test panel targets 6 compounds

  • 4-Methylguaiacol Rutinoside
  • 4-Methylsyringol Gentiobioside
  • Guaiacol Rutinoside
  • p-Cresol Rutinoside
  • Phenol Rutinoside
  • Syringol Gentiobioside
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Standardized test methodology for rapid, repeatable results

  • Liquid chromatography with triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
  • Rigorous, routine process inspections and data audits

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