Just devastating news out of Napa Valley: close to 80% of all Napa Cabernet may be lost due to fire damage or smoke taint. This has proven to be the worst fire season in decades, with many wineries losing their product. Smoke taint is a serious concern, and no winemaker wants his or her wine tasting like an old ashtray, so many vintners are opting not to make wine this year. It’s a catastrophic blow to the industry. Read more.