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California fires shake winery owners

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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