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10/23/17

Map shows where retardant dropped in Napa County - Over the past two weeks, planes and helicopters doused fires in the Wine Country with water and wildfire retardant, a pinkish, sticky material that slows fires down. Altogether, more than 2.6 million gallons of retardant were dropped from Oct. 8 through Oct. 19 on clusters of fires in Napa and Sonoma, according to Cal Fire

10/23/17

Several wineries across the region have reported an influx of visitors in recent weeks. They're seeing upwards of 20 to 30 percent more visitors to their tasting rooms than normal for this time of year. At Halter Ranch Vineyard, tasting room manager Tony Quealy said the tasting room has been serving around 115 to 120 visitors each day. That's compared with about 70 people on a normal weekday

10/23/17

people's livelihoods are imperiled by the staggering drop in tourism

10/23/17

"I've seen how much it helps my staff, the owners and workers at the wineries and stores. They can talk to visitors about their experience in this tragedy. After the initial discomfort, it's a conversation that connects visitors and locals. And isn't that what travel is all about?"

10/23/17

Winemaker Randy Lewis, Jackson Family's Barbara Banke and Wine Spectator's Marvin R. Shanken and James Laube address the aftermath of the California wine-country wildfires ... 23 Jackson Family Wines employees lost their homes to the fires, and that the company has housed them all for now

10/23/17

"A less tangible concern is that the roiling smoke that hovered over the region could somehow damage grapes that were not yet harvested"

10/23/17

'Everyone has to start over'

10/23/17

The existence of the special disaster fund, called UndocuFund, was welcome news

10/23/17

If you aren't a Golden State Warriors fan and specifically a Klay Thompson fan, you might want to become one - at least this week - for the sake of North Bay fire victims

10/23/17

Funds Earmarked for the Napa Valley Community Foundation

10/23/17

To all wineries who have lost power or access or both, and have red wines in tank on skins, WineXRay is offering free phenolic scans and advice to those affected.

10/23/17

Uncertainty lingers as to the state of the wines in fermenters that winemakers were unable to tend to for several days

10/23/17

Santa Rosa lost at least 2,907 homes in the fires, or 5 percent of its housing stock, plus 86 commercial properties representing 400,000 square feet of space. County officials put their tally at more than 3,800 occupied structures in the unincorporated area

10/23/17

Napa County will soon find out what the rain gods have in way of an encore for one of the wettest years on record, with recent wildfires raising the stakes.

10/23/17

Wineries dealing with high yields offer work and housing to California cellar staffers

10/23/17

Everybody thinks the winery owners are "rich guys and rich families, and they're above everything," said Adam Mariani, a fourth-generation farmer whose family runs the Scribe Winery in Sonoma. "But the truth is people are completely bootstrapping here" and worried about the effect of the fires on their livelihood.

10/23/17

The map includes a search feature that detals whether a building has been red tagged or yellow tagged as a result of the fires. Here's what red and yellow tag means ...

10/23/17

Wine reception and auction set for Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Corliss Estates

10/23/17

With the 2017 harvest set to be one of the "smallest in decades", decimated by frost, heat, drought and hail, the price of bulk wine will continue to rise with shifts in demand "inevitable", according the the latest Wine Quarterly report from Rabobank

10/23/17

The red grapes are in the vats in Bordeaux, but what damage has the weird growing season caused?

10/23/17

Bordeaux winemakers harvested healthy, ripe grapes this year even after the worst frosts in a quarter-century hit vineyards in April and significantly reduced the amount available for bottling, according to vintners interviewed this month.

10/23/17

New exhibitors to the premium wine and spirits show include a joint stand from the Japanese government themed around sake, as well as a large stand featuring various Palinka fruit brandies from Hungary.

10/23/17

The event will take place from 18-20 March next year and will feature attendance from all of the relevant wine-growing regions in the world alongside 400 spirits specialists.

10/23/17

While the worst of the wildfires is over for Wine Country, the region faces another daunting test: the cleanup of heaps of ash, twisted metal and blackened debris scattered across some 250 square miles of burned hills and valleys - an area five times the size of San Francisco

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brazenly cutting through nets and plucking grapes from the roadside.

10/23/17

Bill Koch, sibling of the famous Koch brothers, Charles and David, spent $35 million investigating what began as $400K in wine fraud. Turns out, Koch was the wrong guy to swindle

10/23/17

Steven Spurrier joins a robust faculty of writers, editors, and coaches as the keynote speaker at the 14th annual Symposium

10/23/17

On pace to be the largest and most well-attended event in the organization's 18-year history, the 2018 World of Pinot Noir includes two full days of expert-led seminars, pairing dinners prepared by renown chefs, Pinot Noir parties and two Grand Tastings featuring more than 250 premier Pinot Noir wineries from around the globe

10/23/17

Lebanese Wine Day announces its upcoming winemaker tour in San Francisco and Los Angeles next month, bringing 30 different producers to California to showcase their wines to members of the wine trade. Conceived in one of the oldest sites in the world for wine production, wines from Lebanon have been sought-after for centuries by kings and commoners alike. And the country's rich heritage of indigenous grapes has attracted renewed attention, particularly in recent years

10/23/17

The specialization will introduce students to the science behind wine and winemaking, with classes like wine production and viticulture, while also introducing them to the business side of the wine industry with classes in marketing and hospitality management

10/23/17

At a special meeting today convened earlier this week by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), the Board approved contracting with financial advisors and legal counsel to pursue entering into a contract that would monetize future earnings of the PLCB.