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    SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Grapes are California’s third-largest crop, valued at nearly $6 billion a year. There’s growing concern this season that there may not be enough people to work in the fields, but those workers may not be needed much longer. New research at UC Davis is showing robots can help replace manual laborers and...
    A complex of wildfires north of San Francisco dubbed the Glass Fire burned more than 42,000 acres, destroyed 52 homes, and remains at zero containment. The local CBS affiliate reported on the new blazes: The day on Monday began with just a few Calistoga neighborhoods under evacuations orders. By the end of the day, all...
    Smoke from California wildfires can taint the flavor of wine grapes, but flawed harvests are unlikely to make it into the hands of consumers. Or at least that’s what experts at the Wine Institute — an advocacy group for the California wine industry — says regarding recent wildfires in the state. “The majority of California’s...
    HEALDSBURG (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires before, but the smoke from this year’s blazes has been especially bad...
    TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation’s most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage. Wineries in California, Oregon and Washington have survived severe wildfires before, but the smoke from this year’s blazes has been especially...
    HEALDSBURG, Calif. (AP) — With an early harvest already underway, a wildfire a few miles west of John Bucher’s ranch added new urgency to getting his pinot noir grapes off the vine. If flames didn’t do any damage to the delicate fruit, ash and smoke certainly could. Bucher hired an extra crew, and they...
    As Northern California wineries begin reopening, some have started offering outdoor wine and food experiences, with social distancing protocols in place, while others are continuing their virtual tastings. Here’s just a sampling of possibilities, including virtual wine tasting options for areas where non-essential travel remains restricted.  VIRTUAL WINE EVENTS Alpha Omega Virtual Tastings: Noon to...
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