Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: UBC researchers create definitive method to detect wildfire tainted wine grapes

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Wine producers and grape growers have a new, powerful tool at their disposal to help manage the impact of grapes exposed to smoke from forest fires.Researchers from UBC's Okanagan campus have devised a new analytical test to precisely and accurately measure the amount of volatile phenols-compounds absorbed by grapes when exposed to smoke that can impact wine flavour-that are present in the fruit prior to wine production.