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California's laboratories were inundated with smoke-exposed grape and wine samples in 2020. Subsequent troves of data could help Napa Valley's wine industry conquer smoke impact.
Out-of-state and international visitors, as well as corporate businesses, have still not returned to Napa Valley. Experts say it could be as many as four years before visitation returns to 2019 levels.
Insurers, citing wildfire risk, are declining to renew North Bay wineries' insurance policies with increasing frequency. One natural disaster could kill a business, the uninsured say.
Thursday's blaze damaged 10% of the large storage facility and 20% of inventory, a county official estimated.
Dan Dawson suggests three wines to go with Memorial Day burger recipes from Napa Valley food writer Ken Morris.
As diners return to restaurants, Allen Balik shares tips for navigating wine lists including the observation: If a sommelier makes you uncomfortable, he or she is not doing their job.
Eduardo Dingler, who served as a judge at the 2021 San San Francisco World Spirits Competition, shares some of the winners and some of his own favorites.