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Smoke Exposure Fallout Still Being Assessed in California, Pacific Northwest

October 15, 2020

Wineries throughout the west continue to assess 2020 grapes and wine for potential smoke damage following an unprecedented escalation in the size and scope of wildfires. The situation remains fluid because unwanted smoke flavors often aren't obvious for months and most winemakers have little if any experience working with smoke-exposed grapes.