User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: California Wine Country After the Wildfires

  1. #1
    Alumni Member & VIP V.I.P
    Overall activity: 36.0%

    sargentodiaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    13,449
    Thanks
    2,620
    Thanked: 8,576
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    21474853

    California Wine Country After the Wildfires







    Isn't Mother Nature amazing. She always brings beauty out of destruction.


    More pictures and the story @ Wine Country burn scars explode with wildflowers: - SFGate
    Saint Junipero Serra's Legacy - the untold stories of California
    A Soldier's Stories - rambling and musing about military life.

    I proudly voted for President Trump!

  2. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to sargentodiaz For This Useful Post:

    Daily Bread (04-16-2018),RMNIXON (04-16-2018),Tennyson (04-16-2018)

  3. #2
    V.I.P V.I.P
    Overall activity: 68.0%

    Old Tex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    6,074
    Thanks
    1,073
    Thanked: 5,853
    Rep Power
    17401477
    I guess that's a picture of "progressive" flowers? I can't tell, do they lean left?
    Last edited by Old Tex; 04-16-2018 at 09:50 AM.

  4. #3
    Alumni Member & VIP V.I.P
    Overall activity: 67.0%

    RMNIXON's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    27,880
    Thanks
    14,212
    Thanked: 28,300
    Blog Entries
    2
    Rep Power
    21474868
    It takes some time, but these areas do tend to come back. We have more problems with flooding where fires hit developed property on uneven ground.
    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

    - Ronald Reagan

  5. #4
    Alumni Member & VIP V.I.P
    Overall activity: 23.0%

    Katzndogz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    California
    Posts
    23,036
    Thanks
    880
    Thanked: 15,449
    Rep Power
    21474864
    This is what I hate most about liberals. Fires are an essential part of a healthy forest.

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Katzndogz For This Useful Post:

    sargentodiaz (04-16-2018)

  7. #5
    Senior Member
    Overall activity: 61.0%

    frankmusic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Location
    FLORIDA
    Posts
    1,113
    Thanks
    2,847
    Thanked: 1,512
    Rep Power
    3865494
    Quote Originally Posted by Katzndogz View Post
    This is what I hate most about liberals. Fires are an essential part of a healthy forest.
    Yep! ...and it's just too bad that the Democrats weren't having their picnic last October at that location.

  8. #6
    Senior Member
    Overall activity: 17.0%

    S-N-A-F-U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    South West
    Posts
    2,121
    Thanks
    832
    Thanked: 2,661
    Blog Entries
    5
    Rep Power
    21474841
    @sargentodiaz I hated to see that, having spent years in the Wine and Alc. beverage industry -- specifically E&J Gallo Wineries. It takes years to replicate some of those vines lost in those boutique vineyards of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.






    List of wineries damaged or destroyed in the Wine Country fires ..
    Last edited by S-N-A-F-U; 04-17-2018 at 08:37 AM.

  9. #7
    Alumni Member & VIP V.I.P
    Overall activity: 36.0%

    sargentodiaz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    13,449
    Thanks
    2,620
    Thanked: 8,576
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    21474853
    Quote Originally Posted by S-N-A-F-U View Post
    @sargentodiaz I hated to see that, having spent years in the Wine and Alc. beverage industry -- specifically E&J Gallo Wineries. It takes years to replicate some of those vines lost in those boutique vineyards of Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties.






    List of wineries damaged or destroyed in the Wine Country fires ..
    Many vines are still standing and producing. Cuttings from them will revitalize other vineyards nearby. Ash in the soil from the fires will enrich the fields and, as always, Mother Nature cleans up things for the future.
    Saint Junipero Serra's Legacy - the untold stories of California
    A Soldier's Stories - rambling and musing about military life.

    I proudly voted for President Trump!

  10. #8
    Senior Member
    Overall activity: 17.0%

    S-N-A-F-U's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    South West
    Posts
    2,121
    Thanks
    832
    Thanked: 2,661
    Blog Entries
    5
    Rep Power
    21474841
    Quote Originally Posted by sargentodiaz View Post
    Many vines are still standing and producing. Cuttings from them will revitalize other vineyards nearby. Ash in the soil from the fires will enrich the fields and, as always, Mother Nature cleans up things for the future.
    True.
    However, there are exceptions, especially those vines that produce the high priced 'varietal' wines, etc., where Quality, exquisite bouquet and flavor is expected. In my comments the emphasis was on "Some."

    "That sounds promising, but it’s not that simple. Vines for wine have been manipulated for centuries—tweaked for qualities like sugary versus savory, or the thickness of the grape skin. The fruiting part of the vine is grafted to a different rootstock, usually one with vigorous growth and resistance to disease. They may have vigor, but the new shoots springing from that rootstock bear fruit that is undesirable for winemaking. To make a comeback, the aboveground part of the plant has to have escaped severe damage." That can be verified by any expert in Viticulture and Enology. IOW, all grapes are not necessarily destined for winemaking, such as table grapes, juices, etc...
    Last edited by S-N-A-F-U; 04-19-2018 at 06:37 AM.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to S-N-A-F-U For This Useful Post:

    sargentodiaz (04-19-2018)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •