The reprieve is expected to last until Nov. 1 and reflects substantially elevated river flows predicted from an atmospheric river on course to hit the region Sunday. The storm system is expected to bring 6 to 8 inches of rain in the coastal hills.
Australia's Dave Powell has offered his single-vineyard wines from the 'spectacular' 2021 vintage for sale via non-fungible tokens, showing how winemakers are continuing to experiment with the concept.
Hailing from the coastal Santa Ynez Valley in California's Santa Barbara County, Tara Gomez makes wine with culture and place in mind. Her winery, Camins 2 Dreams, focuses on natural winemaking using grapes sourced from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.
At this year's event, postponed to this date due to the pandemic, a jury composed of journalists and critics of the specialty, sommeliers, winemakers and wine shop owners, will assess the quality of around 100 sparkling wines from five countries: Spain, Greece, Italy, Moldova and Portugal.