Wine prices could go up after California wildfires leave tons of grapes unusable

Wine prices could go up after California wildfires leave tons of grapes unusable

California vineyards have been forced to throw away tons of grapes after they became unusable following wildfires that swept through the state last summer. “The smoke was the main concern, because wine is not supposed to have a smoky flavour to it” says José Enríquez, of Rutherford Hill Winery, who has worked at wineries in Napa and Sonoma counties for more than 20 years. He admitted that prices will likely go up this year as a result.

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