This interview is with Elizabeth Tomasino of Oregon State University. In this interview, Elizabeth speaks about growing up with a love of puzzles and science. She found her passion for wine through her travels and eventually started working with the Oregon wine industry through her position at Oregon State.

Elizabeth talks about working with everything from smoke, stink bugs, and green vegetables. She is always researching and looking for flavor solutions, and spent a large amount of time researching smoke effects after the 2020 fires that affected the Willamette Valley.

Elizabeth is planning to continue her research related to smoke taint and hoping to branch out into some of her other passions.

This interview was conducted by Rich Schmidt at Oregon State University in Corvallis on June 2, 2023.