Kushman By The Bottle: Smoky Wine? Wednesday, August 15, 2018 | Sacramento, CA Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Sam Howzit / flickr The grape harvest in California is an intense time for winemakers and workers in the fields, and when you add to that major wildfires sending smoke, ash and haze into the air, it can be even worse. In this month’s Kushman by the Bottle, wine expert Rick Kushman discusses the impact of wildfires on the grapes. Listen to an extended version of this month's Kushman by the Bottle here. Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin.