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Smoke Taint – How Wildfires are Compromising Vintages

In 2017, record-breaking fires swept through California. And while the majority of wine countries grapes had already been harvested, winemakers were still concerned that the 2017 vintages would be too damaged with smoke taint to hit the market. But the wine industry says that, for the most part, their product was unaffected. With the increased […] Read More »

Good News Out of California About Last Fall’s Wildfires

Amid a long year for the wine industry when it came to environmental disasters, tragedy struck Northern California in October when a particularly terrible wildfire wreaked havoc all across the region. At the time, there was much reporting on the subject, and a great concern that the wine industry there would be irreparably ruined. According […] Read More »

The California Drought and the Impact on Wine Production

We all know the saying “Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink” but in California many vineyards fear that the drought and brutal water shortage will inevitably translate to a wine shortage – and just when the wine industry was expecting a boom. The supply of both the fruit and water for wine […] Read More »