It's official. Smoking is bad for your vines. | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Smoke taints wine irrespective of fuel type and hides in the berries.

 

According to this research, the type of vegetation burnt does not significantly affect the taint found in wines. What this means, quite simply, is that you don't want bushfire near vineyards, no matter how beautifully perfumed the smoke is.

 

I wonder if any wine makers have ever tried to use this "taint" deliberately?