Australia

02.05.20

When Life Gives you Smoke… Embrace It – VHS Wines

2020 was simply put a shitty year on a global scale but very few places really felt it the way Australia did, and it started fast and hot right out of the gates with widespread and destructive wildfires throughout the country.  ABC News interviewed a number of winemakers about their plans, or lack thereof, to deal with smoke-tainted grapes and there was one winemaker that stood out amongst his peers, Samuel Smith of VHS Wines.

Samuel has done his fair share of experimentation in his mini-lab acting as equal parts mad scientist and winemaker.  Read here about how he planned to make ‘smoky lemonade’ with the lemons that were at his disposal.

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