( CNN) Among smoldering casks and ruined wine bottles in a burnt-out California winery, an ominous and fascinating sight unfolds: A stream of red wine, running down a mound, boiling from the hot of the ground below.
* find spot right at bar* So blessed, so moved, so grateful. Can’t believe this is my life.
Okay , now what am I in the mood to booze? I don’t want to spend 2-3 hours in the fetal point, backwards, stalking my ex on Insta, and hollering into my Easy Mac, so perhaps I’ll only stick with white tonight? Or at least start with it. Yeah, that voices v responsible.
Hmm is there a happy hour price listed anywhere or …?
Wait … is the happy cost? Are you fucking kidding me? TWELVE dollars for a glass of Pinot Grigio?
Were the grapes dipped in gold or something? Was it infused with the elixir of life?’ Cause that’s the only way I’m paying for 12 fucking dollars of this shit.
This is the cheapest thing on the menu, isn’t it? This is what I get for moving the happy hour to Williamsburg. Fuck this hipster nonsense. I’m out of here. I don’t need this kind of negativity in my life rn.
Sighs. Bartender? Yes,
I’ll have one glass you are able to fuck me up rn.
That’s cute that the bartender wants to tell me about each wine on the menu. It’s like he doesn’t suppose I’m
a human junk gutter broke and will booze anything.
Anddd he’s still moving. Okay, Kevin, I get the picture. There’s a lot of wine here. I was tip-off off by the “wine bar” sign out front. You can stop with the monologue now.
Why is he asking me so many questions? What do I look for in a wine? High alcohol content. Obviously.
Whatever. At least he’s pretty.
Wait. Maybe all of these questions signifies he’s flirting with me ??
Nope. This is purely about the wine listing. Should not have induced that pun about how I like my wine nighttime and full-bodied…
Ugh, I detest when they ask questions to “sample” the wine. What am I supposed to say here? “Mmm, yes, this definitely tastes like 12 dollars I will never consider again”? Don’t embarrass me like this, Kevin. I thought we had something here!
Fuck, I only dribbled this shit down my chin while I was sampling. Recognize, THIS is why I don’t sample shit.
Lol, did he just ask me if he had been able to interest me in a bottle? What, does he imagine I just came here to drink one glass and leave? I’m not a monster.
Wait this wine actually isn’t half bad. Is this what life on the other side of$ 8 looks life? I’m a changed female. I’m never going back to my old ways, until I find the check.
Do I crave another? On the one hand it’s expensive AF, but on the other hand I hate my job, apartment, and romantic prospects so … it’s a tough call.
Whatever. It’s Wednesday, I’ve constructed it through three consecutive days of work without wanting to jump into oncoming traffic. I deserve this. I’ve earned this. It’s is high time to
guzzle so much wine that I’m filled with shame and unhappines when I look at myself in the reflect tomorrow treat myself.
As a perfect blizzard of dry vegetation and gusty, strong breezes continue to fuel the inferno raging through California, the vineyards of Northern California’s famed wine country are feeling the devastating affects of wildfire – and the wine industry may be impacted by flame injury for years to come.
Several wineries reportedly been destroyed and multiple inns servicing tourists to wine country have burned down, including the Hilton Sonoma Wine Country in Santa Rosa. The fire hopped Napa’s Silverado Trail, which is lined with vineyards.
MarketWatch reports that the wine and tourism industries in Northern California could be hit hard by the affects of the fire. Since the fires have struck during grape return season, with cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes still on the vines, the fire to have been able to induce “years-long shortages of wine grapes.”
The Napa Valley Vintners and Sonoma County Vintners, the trade organisations for wineries in Napa and Sonoma districts respectively, are still assessing the damage, and helping to ensure that all vineyard employees and residents get to safety.
“We’re still piecing together information, ” said a representative from Sonoma County Vintners. “The flames are still active. And our main concern right now is ensuring the safety of our team, our members, our colleagues, and the rescuers.”
Striking images have appeared on social media of threatened or burned vineyards.
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So far, 13 people have died, hundreds have been injured, and 1,500 arrangements have been destroyed as the purposes of the fires.
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The Napa Valley Vintners( NVV) nonprofit trade association said in a statement it has received status updates from more than 100 of our own member wineries, with at least four wineries reporting “total or very significant losses” and nine detailing damage to wineries, builds, and vineyards. A number of facilities in the most affected areas have yet to contact the trade organization.
The NVV notes that, though it is “too early to estimate the economic impact, ” 90 percentage of grapes were harvested before the flames began, and that business associations does not anticipate smoke or fire damage to the largely cabernet sauvignon grapes that remain on the vine.