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Wildfires impacting B.C. wine-makers’ bottom lines and flavour profiles

August 18, 2021  By Fruit and Vegetable

The increase in frequency and severity of wildfires in the past couple years is affecting British Columbia’s wine-making regions in unique ways. B.C. grapes are being afflicted by smoke taint – airborne compounds from burning trees and soil that settle on grapes prior to harvest. It takes a very small amount of smoke taint contamination to scuttle an otherwise promising batch of wine with an undesirable flavour. |READ MORE

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