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Quake Rocks Trefethen, Hess, Domaine Carneros, BR Cohn

August 25, 2014

fortunately, most wineries had barely started harvesting grapes, which means most tanks are still empty. Had the earthquake happened a month from now, the sewage system may have run red with fermenting Merlot. Almost every winery has bottled its 2012 red wines. It may be counterintuitive to think of thousands of glass bottles as earthquake-safe, but when they are in pallets and prepared to be handled by truckers, they are less vulnerable to earthquakes than barrels stacked to the ceiling or giant tanks full of wine.