CNNMONEY  Oct 11 2017

Many growers are worried about “smoke taint.” This can occur when grapes are exposed to smoke while they’re still on the vine — causing them to develop an ashy taste profile.

“If [smoke taint] does settle in, those grapes couldn’t be used for what they’re typically used for,” said Daniel Sumner, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of California, Davis.

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