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    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
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    I guess that's a picture of "progressive" flowers? I can't tell, do they lean left?
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    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.
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    This is what I hate most about liberals. Fires are an essential part of a healthy forest.

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    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.

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    @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 ..
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    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.
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    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...
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