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Dec. 15, 2014 Issue  :  News

Napa Vintners Tally Earthquake Costs

Posted: December 15, 2014  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Rain Welcomed in Drought-Plagued California

Recent storms help, but water shortage remains a problem

Posted: December 5, 2014  By James Laube

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube reports that California has received some much-needed rain this week, but the state's long bout with drought isn't over.

Nov. 15, 2014 Issue  :  Columns

The Quake of 2014

Posted: November 15, 2014  By James Laube

Oct. 31, 2014 Issue  :  News

Napa Recovers From 6.0 Earthquake

With harvest just days away, vintners assessed damage and began cleaning up

Posted: October 31, 2014  By Tim Fish, MaryAnn Worobiec, Augustus Weed

News & Features  :  News

How Much Will Napa's Earthquake Cost?

With harvest winding down, vintners are getting a better idea of what August's quake inflicted

Posted: October 15, 2014  By Tim Fish

Sept. 30, 2014 Issue  :  News

Hail Shatters Hope for a Promising Crop in Burgundy

Posted: September 30, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

California Harvest Heats Up

With rain on the horizon, winemakers in Napa and Sonoma are starting to bring in more grapes

Posted: September 23, 2014  By James Laube

With rain in the forecast for Northern California in the next few days, the harvest will accelerate in many quarters. No one expects the rain to cause much concern. But grapes close to full ripeness and susceptible to rain, such as Pinot Noir, will be best harvested sooner than later. No one wants to slosh through another year like 2011.

Blogs  :  Exploring Wine with Tim Fish

Can a Napa Icon Be Saved?

The Trefethen family vows to restore the historic but quake-damaged McIntyre winery

Posted: September 17, 2014  By Tim Fish

Of all the dramatic visuals the morning after the Napa earthquake—the shattered wine cellars and landslides of fallen barrels—nothing for me was more startling than the live TV images of the historic McIntyre building, crippled and sagging on the grounds of Trefethen Vineyards in Yountville.

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Still Picking Up the Pieces in Napa

The extent of the earthquake's damage is still unknown

Posted: September 5, 2014  By James Laube

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube says that the extent of Napa's earthquake damage is still unknown.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Where Has All the Rosé Gone?

Plus, 150 snakes bound for snake wine escape in China, a wine industry embezzler gets 33 months in prison, and more Napa earthquake relief efforts

Posted: September 4, 2014  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

Aftermath of the Napa Quake

Napans are still picking up the pieces after last month's earthquake, and harvest 2014 is in full swing

Posted: September 3, 2014  By James Laube

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube says Napa is still picking up the pieces after last month's earthquake, but harvest is also in full swing.

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

Kate Moss Channels Marie Antoinette with Dom Pérignon

Plus, the wine industry, Oakland Raiders and others come together for Napa earthquake relief

Posted: August 28, 2014  

News & Features  :  News

Napa's Wine Community Unbowed After Massive Earthquake

Valley residents and vintners assess the damage and clean up as grape harvest looms

Posted: August 26, 2014  By Tim Fish

Blogs  :  Mixed Case: Opinion and Advice

The Day the Earth Didn’t Stand Still

Napa's 6.1-magnitude earthquake rattles nerves and buildings, but the wine industry is rallying

Posted: August 25, 2014  By MaryAnn Worobiec

I'm from Cleveland, so when I moved to California in 1996, a lot of my friends warned me about "The Big One." I assured them that I'd rather go years of maybe having an earthquake to knowing that I'd have to endure year after year of dreadful winters.

On Sunday morning, The Pretty Big One hit. It woke us up at 3:20 a.m. I live about 15 miles from the epicenter. It's an uneasy feeling, the ground rumbling underneath you, hearing things fall and break in your house, long seconds of wondering when it will be over. Thankfully, I'm fine, along with everyone I know.

News & Features  :  News

Earthquake Strikes Napa Valley

Dozens injured, buildings damaged and wineries trying to assess impact, check on staff and clean up

Posted: August 24, 2014  By Tim Fish

News & Features  :  Unfiltered

New York Eases Restrictions in Wake of Harsh Winter

Plus, California's Prop 65 leaves vintners on the hook for restaurant violations

Posted: August 21, 2014  

Blogs  :  James Laube's Wine Flights

A Rumble in the Vineyards

Napa experienced a minor 3.2-magnitude earthquake this morning

Posted: August 5, 2014  By James Laube

Wine Spectator senior editor James Laube awoke to a 3.2-magnitude earthquake in Napa this morning.

Learn Wine  :  Ask Dr. Vinny

Can "hail cannons" really protect a vineyard?

Posted: July 16, 2014  

News & Features  :  News

Europe's Latest Hailstorm Hits Barolo

In a summer of storms, some of Piedmont's prime vineyards lost 20 to 30 percent of their grapes

Posted: July 10, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

News & Features  :  News

Hail Shatters Burgundy's Hope for a Promising Crop

Violent summer storms strike the Côte de Beaune for a third consecutive year

Posted: June 30, 2014  By Bruce Sanderson

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