Daily Wine News: Wildfires in Wine Country

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-10-2017

Fire“Massive wildfires ripped through Napa and Sonoma counties early Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and businesses, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and shutting down major roadways,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle. You can find all of the Chronicle’s coverage of the North Bay fires here, including how you can help.

Elsewhere in the Chronicle, Esther Mobley reports on the Sonoma and Napa wineries hit hardest by the fires.

According to Wine Spectator, “Signorello Estate Winery and reportedly Chateau St. Jean were destroyed, and several more wineries are reportedly threatened.”

Elaine Chukan Brown, who lives in Sonoma, reported on the unfolding disaster near her home for Slow Wine. “Numerous iconic wineries and vineyards along the Silverado Trail are still threatened by the fire and thousands of people are unable to return home.”

California Gov. Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency for Napa, Sonoma and Yuba counties.

The Weather Channel is offering updated reports on the wildfires and mass evacuations in California’s Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

In Wine Spectator, Robert Camuto talks to Roberto Felluga of Marco Felluga about Collio’s identity issue. “The trouble is, with such a wealth of grapes and varied winemaker styles, it’s been near-impossible to define the region to the world.”

Nicholas Gill reports on Copenhagen’s natural wine scene in the New York Times.

In Decanter, Andrew Jefford delves into the history of Languedoc’s Pic St Loup.

In Bloomberg, Rudy Ruitenberg looks at how French winemakers are lamenting the smallest vintage in 60 years.

In the Seattle Times, Andy Perdue profiles winemaker Seth Kitzke.



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