Dogs in Chile are being taught how to identify tainted wine and the possibilities are endless.
A wine barrel maker called TN Coopers has trained five Labrador Retrievers to detect natural compounds like trichloro-anisole (TCA) and tribro-mo-anisole (TBA).
These chemicals aren't harmful, but they can cause what's called “cork taint,” which leaves behind a musty aroma and affects the quality of the wine.
Even with advanced technology the wine makers have found it difficult to spot the tainted vino. However, the canine cabernet sniffers have proven to be excellent in finding ANY diminished wine.
It's called the 'Natinga Project', and the dogs can be “rented” out to other wineries!
Forget just the wineries.
This is genius.
Imagine you could rent the wine sniffing Labrador for the evening and bring them to the restaurant with you!
Although it's all going well but then they cock a leg up or worse they get distracted...
Check out the cute little Bourdeaux Collies (sorry) here in this video:
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NATINGA PROJECT Dogs trained to detect contaminants such as TCA and TBA. Every day they do the control inside our wood park, plant and checked every container that arrives and leaves TN Coopers. In addition, in Chile the service is offered to all our customers to be able to check and avoid contamination in their wineries. #natingaproject #dog #traineesearchdog #wine #winery #prevention #tcaprevent #perros #tncoopers #cooperage #toneleria #barrica #prevencion #adiestramientodeperros