Professor Thomas Collins (yes, his name is Tom Collins) is a foremost authority in the US on smoke in the vineyards. After a long career in research and enology at large wineries in New York and California, and a Ph.D. at UC-Davis, Dr. Collins became an assistant professor of grape and wine chemistry in the Viticulture and Enology Program at Washington State University in 2015.
He manages a research program in grape, wine and spirits aroma and flavor chemistry, and teaches courses in grape and wine chemistry and winery operations. In this show we talk all about wine and fire — topics like:
- Why are there so many fires and will this trend continue in the future?
- Who is studying fire and what has been discovered so far?
- What parts of the vine are affected by fire and what actually damages the grapes?
- What are the remedies and what can we expect to happen in the future with fire research?
A great show with a really smart and easy to understand guest — important when it’s such a complex topic!
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