Wine industry unfazed by smoke threat

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.

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