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South Africa, Australia and California are notoriously prone to wildfires. Fire is a feature of the environment and often essential to maintain the natural ecosystem. But fire and wine don't mix...
"The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) says the smoke taint issue was the single largest problem they dealt with in 2003-4, both in terms of product value and numbers of growers affected. Smoke-affected wines and juices showed characters described by AWRI's sensory panel as 'smoky', 'burnt', 'ash', 'ashtray', 'salami' and 'smoked salmon'. Viticulture consultant Jim Campbell-Clause is more blunt. He describes smoke-affected wine as having 'an unpalatable septic tank pong.'

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