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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 »

Alamo Fire Update: When Wine Country Meets Forest Fire Country

Weather and climate play a strong role in which winegrapes can effectively grow where. Wine loves a particular combination of water and soil type and, unfortunately, in the United States, so do forest fires. As the Alamo Fire, which began early last week, continues to spread in the San Luis Obispo area, wineries nearby keep […] Read More »