Wine industry unfazed by smoke threat
The Western Australian wine industry says it is not too concerned about smoke taint from fires over recent days in the south-west. Some grape crops are nearing the harvesting stage slightly earlier than usual because of warm weather accelerating the ripening process. It is a high risk time for smoke taint of grapes. Wine Industry Association of Western Australia general manager Aymee Mastaglia says windy weather would have been a saving grace for grape crops, reports ABC News.