Vasiliki Vicky Summerson

Vasiliki Vicky Summerson
University of Melbourne | MSD · Department of Agriculture and Food Systems

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Due to climate change, the higher incidence and severity of bushfires is a major challenge for wine producers worldwide as an increase in smoke contamination negatively affects the physicochemical components that contribute to lower quality of both fresh produce and final products (smoke taint in wines). This results in reduced prices and consumer...
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Climatic anomalies, such as heatwaves and bushfires, are increasing in number, intensity, and severity worldwide due to climate change. Bushfires are especially important in winemaking countries since smoke contamination can reach vineyards in critical periods of berry development, producing smoke contamination, which is passed to the wine as smoke...
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Wildfires are an increasing occurrence throughout the world. Grapevine smoke exposure can result in wines characterized by unpalatable smoke aromas. Current chromatographic techniques to assess levels of smoke-derived compounds in berries and wine are destructive, expensive to operate and time-consuming. This research assessed the use of near-infra...
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While starting a new 2021-22 grape-growing season in Australia, potential climatic anomalies such as bushfires are in the consciousness of many grape growers and winemakers. Increasing ambient temperatures has resulted in associated climatic anomalies, such as extreme wildfires in Australia, California, Siberia, Greece and Turkey as forecasted and...
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Climatic anomalies, such as heatwaves and bushfires, are increasing in number, intensity, and severity worldwide due to climate change. Bushfires are especially important in winemaking countries since smoke contamination can reach vineyards in critical periods of berry development, producing smoke contamination, which is passed to the wine as smoke...
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Wine aroma is an important quality trait in wine influenced by its volatile compounds. Many factors can affect the composition and levels (concentration) of volatile aromatic compounds, in-cluding the water status of grapevines, canopy management and the effects of climate change, such as increases in ambient temperature and drought. In this study,...
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The incidence and intensity of bushfires is increasing due to climate change, resulting in a greater risk of smoke taint development in wine. In this study, smoke tainted and non-smoke tainted wines were subjected to treatments using activated carbon with/without the addition of a cleaving enzyme treatment to hydrolyze glycoconjugates. Chemical mea...
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Grapevine smoke exposure and the subsequent development of smoke taint in wine has resulted in significant financial losses for grape growers and winemakers throughout the world. Smoke taint is characterized by objectional smoky aromas such as "ashy", "burning rubber", and "smoked meats", resulting in wine that is unpalatable and hence unprofitable...
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The number and intensity of wildfires are increasing worldwide, thereby also raising the risk of smoke contamination of grapevine berries and the development of smoke taint in wine. This study aimed to develop five artificial neural network (ANN) models from berry, must, and wine samples obtained from grapevines with different levels of smoke expos...
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Wildfires are an increasing problem worldwide, with their number and intensity predicted to rise due to climate change. When fires occur close to vineyards, this can result in grapevine smoke contamination, and subsequently, the development of smoke taint in wine. Currently, there are no in-field detection systems that growers can use to assess whe...
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Bushfires are increasing in number and intensity due to climate change. A newly developed low-cost electronic nose (e-nose) was tested on wines made from grapevines exposed to smoke in field trials. E-nose readings were obtained from wines from five experimental treatments: i) low-density smoke exposure (LS), ii) high-density smoke exposure (HS) an...
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One of the most significant climatic anomalies, related to climate change that is impacting the wine-growing industry is bushfire events. Grapevine smoke contamination and smoke taint in wines are difficult to assess in the vineyards and wineries. Current assessment methods require berry or wine sample collections and specialised laboratory analysi...
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Bushfires are a common occurrence in Australia and their number and intensity is predicted to rise due to climate change. Consequently, grapevine smoke exposure and the subsequent development of smoke taint in wine will also most likely increase. This study investigated the use of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy and machine learning (ML) for the r...
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Bushfires are a common occurrence throughout the world including Australia, the Mediterranean as well as North and South America. Unfortunately, their incidence is predicted to rise due to increases in temperature, wind and drought brought on by climate change. Many of these bushfires occur in areas close to wine regions, resulting in grapevine smo...

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