California wildfires threatening the state’s wine industry

Winemakers near California’s precious Napa Valley are worried that smoke from wildfires could affect the flavor of their grapes. “Wines made from grapes exposed to smoke during sensitive growth stages can exhibit aromas and flavors resembling smoked meat, disinfectant, leather, salami and ashtrays,” according to a report on wildfire’s effects on grapes from the Department of Agriculture … [ Read more]