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09/28/20

There are around 64 wineries, as well as rural estates and remote communities, in the areas currently under evacuation orders and warnings, according to the Napa County Office of Emergency Services.

09/28/20

Overnight, new evacuation orders and warnings were issued for an area straddling the Napa-Sonoma Country border northeast of Santa Rosa as two new fires, the Shady Fire and the Boysen Fire, started near the Glass Fire.

09/28/20

It's a trifecta of incoming oversupply, the coronavirus and wildfires, exacerbated by low yields and uncertainty because of a time lag getting test results for smoke exposed grapes. With the 2020 harvest well underway and half or more of the grapes picked, yields are light.

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Glass' Fire Air Attack: flames were burning on both sides of Napa Valley late Sunday night, forcing evacuations all the way to the eastern edge of Santa Rosa as they threatened to burn over the slopes of Spring Mountain into Sonoma County. The fire erupted on the eastern rim of Napa Valley early Sunday and chewed through 2,500 acres in 15 hours and was out of control Sunday night.

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Glass' Fire Air Attack Update

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Ag workers often live in crowded homes where it's hard to isolate when someone gets infected. What's more, she said, they often share transportation.

09/28/20

The Texas law now facing legal challenge from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. prohibits publicly traded companies from obtaining the retail permits needed to sell spirits.

09/28/20

Meadowood Resort is among the evacuated properties as fires reach winery doors in the heart of Napa Valley; full extent of lost Cabernet crop remains unknown

09/28/20

Police say an evacuation order is in effect for the east side of Silverado Trail from Larkmead Lane to Deer Park Road. This includes both sides of Deer Park Road up to Crestmont Drive including Sanitarium Road. An evacuation warning has been upgraded to an evacuation order on the eastside of Silverado Trail from Lommel Road to Pickett Road.

09/28/20

Noble Hearts Cellars donates their time to create high quality wines destined as gifts to donors who support our life saving aviation charity "Wine Into Wings" They offer a charitable deduction for your contribution. They need some Cabernet - editor

09/28/20

O'Donnell Lane alone lost 23 houses on Oct. 9, 2017, when what came to be called the Nuns fire swept out of the Mayacamas into downtown Glen Ellen. Of these, 10 are now fully rebuilt, and three still in construction. Elsewhere in Glen Ellen, primarily along Warm Springs Road and Dunbar Road, 214 more houses were lost. Another 139 homes burned in in Kenwood and two in Oakmont. Thirteen homes were lost just east of Sonoma; four have been completed, and six are in construction.

09/28/20

Naumes Suncrest Winery's second annual crawfish boil is going to look a bit different this year, with some of its proceeds going towards 29 of Naumes' employees impacted by the Almeda Fire.

09/28/20

Flying Leaps Wines General Manager Nicole Maddox said the crops yield was down about 60 percent this year. Some of the grape clusters only grew about half their traditional size.

09/28/20

A wildfire with a "dangerous rate of spread" broke out in Napa County between Calistoga and St. Helena in the early hours of Sunday morning just as the Bay Area braces for extreme wildfire conditions.

09/28/20

After a year from hell, Mother Nature offers hope for the future to Italian winemakers.

09/28/20

"At 66, with his neighborhood, and the world, changed literally overnight, James was terrified of coming out, of shaking off the fiction of perpetual bachelorhood," John Birdsall writes in his new biography "The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard" (W.W. Norton & Company), out Oct. 6. "Queer men and women of James' generation in the village had everything to lose and weren't convinced they had anything to gain."

09/28/20

The announcement came Friday from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who ordered that the drinks could be served through take-out, curbside and drive-thru until 11 p.m.

09/28/20

We've seen this before - in 2018, when farmworkers in California labored as fires raged in the background, contaminating the air and creating inhospitable work conditions.

09/28/20

By sunrise, CAL FIRE was attacking the Glass Fire from all sides as it burned across a ridge. Choppers made countless runs dumping water.

09/28/20

For reasons that aren't entirely clear, fast food company Taco Bell has introduced its own wine product called Jalapeño Noir. The company describes its wine as the perfect complement to its Toasted Cheesy Chalupa, a type of taco made with fried bread instead of a soft or crunchy shell that was recently added to the company's menu. The catch? You'll have to visit Canada to get your hands on the bottled wine.

09/28/20

"Thousands of enthusiasts have braved winding dirt roads to interact directly with producers, and enjoy a glass of vino while admiring the landscape firsthand, instead of just imagining it."

09/28/20

Footage posted to Twitter on Friday showed the wine gushing out of the massive tank at the Bodegas Vitivinos winery in Villamalea, News.com.au reported.

09/28/20

Glass Fire continues to burn in Napa County, prompting mandatory evacuations.

09/28/20

The vineyard that produced one of California's most historic wines is finally getting its moment in the sun.

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The Chateau Boswell Winery in St. Helena went up in flames Sunday night as the Glass Fire continued to rip through Napa County.

09/28/20

The thermometer has spoken. 102 degrees in San Francisco in early September, a record 121 on the same day in parts of Los Angeles, a simultaneous 130 in Death Valley - the third highest figure ever recorded on earth and the highest reliable reading anywhere since the 1930s.