From Napa’s Wine Country, Alison Crowe, who grew up in Carpinteria and is now a winemaker for Plata, Garnet, and Picket Fence, wrote about how to prep for fire and evacuation at her blog site “Girl and the Grape.”My parents were just up here in Napa helping me prepare to evacuate during the October Wine Country Wildfires, and now they are facing the Thomas Fire at home. My heart goes out to all my friends and family in the area.
My parents were just up here helping Chris and I prepare to evacuate during the October Wine Country Wildfires and now they are facing a similar situation at home. As the Thomas Fire creeps closer to Carpinteria, California, the idyllic little beach town where I grew up, my heart goes out to all my friends and family in the area. There’s not much I can do from hundreds of miles away, besides post current fire maps on Facebook and try to be a communication bridge from afar.
Ah, La Belle France…..fine food, fashion, architecture and, of course, wine. Talk to any winemaker, however, and their favorite French export is likely to be French oak. Once just made into water-tight containers for storage and transport, French oak (along with a few other woods and nationalities, more on that later) has grown to become an integral part of the flavor and texture of many wines.
Affected by the Southern California fires or know someone who is? I survived the October Wine Country fires; this is my "get ready" guide for those who might have to evacuate. Be safe, everyone. #Thomasfirehttps://t.co/bLMOh7TJKi
@wrdunbar the picture in the recent Patch Petaluma Gap AVA article is being used w/out attribution- was taken by @purdypictures in 2011. He only wants attribution. Do you know where you https://t.co/jvAwJDFIE3 got the pic from? Thanks! -Alison and Chris in Napa
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