January 2018 Issue of Wines & Vines

How to Prepare  for the Next Disaster

by Andy Starr
There is little to add to the reporting about the firestorm that struck Mendocino, Napa and Sonoma wine country Oct. 8, 2017. It was unlike any other disaster to hit California. Within a few hours, 21 separate fires started, whipped by 50- to 70-mile-per-hour winds that increased in velocity as the conflagration quickly grew. From CalFire we learned that the Tubbs Fire burned more than 5,300 struc…

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