Inside Scientists' Mission to Save America's Wine Industry from Climate Change

Wine experts from three West Coast universities are working to address the growing threat that wildfires pose on America's wine industry. This region produces over 90% of America's wine, but wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses in 2020. To address this, Oregon State University researchers are developing spray coatings to protect grapes, pinpointing compounds that create the ashy taste, and deploying smoke sensors to vineyards. The U.S. government is funding their research with millions of dollars, while wineries are taking steps to protect their products and brands.