Daily Wine News: Wildfires Rage On

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 10-30-2019

FEMA_-_33311_-_Fire_crew_member_fighting_Poomacha_wildfire_in_CaliforniaIn NPR, Anna Maria Barry-Jester reports on how farmworkers are being impacted by the California wildfires. “For farmworkers in Sonoma County’s fabled wine country, the Kincade Fire poses a daunting set of risks. October marks not only fire season in California, but also the peak of the grape harvest. In areas not imminently threatened, some workers labored through the heat and dangerous smoke to retrieve some of the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of grapes that had yet to be harvested. As the fire continues to spread, many now are finding that their work — and paychecks — have been suspended.”

In the San Francisco Chronicle, Esther Mobley explores how vineyards helped stop fires from spreading in the Alexander Valley.

In Bloomberg, Angus Whitley reports that China is turning to Australian wine amid an economic slowdown and months of protests in Hong Kong.

In the Wall Street Journal, Bojan Pancevski reports on how climate change is making Scandinavian wine a reality. (subscription req.)

Elsewhere in the Journal, Lettie Teague looks into the term “old vines” and what it really means. (subscription req.)

In the New York Times, Florence Fabricant shares details about Sotheby’s new line of wines, priced from $16.95 to $39.95.

On JSTOR Daily, Lina Zeldovich considers the impact of climate change on the wine industry.

In Forbes, Cathrine Todd tells the story of New Zealand’s Loveblock Winery.

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