PEI Living Magazine Winter 2020

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Smoke and Wine

I’m starting 2020 off with favouring anything produced where there are or were wild fires!

WORDS BY Jackie Herbert PHOTO BY Melanie Shires

6 WINTER 2020

In recent news, Australian wildfires have taken a devastating toll on it’s people, wildlife and it’s land. Full damage assessments to Australia’s vineyards have yet to be determined. So far the reported estimates of affected areas are low. However, because the fire moved so quickly and sporadically throughout their vineyards, the severity of the damage is unknown. This is after all, the southern hemisphere grape growing season.