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Massive Wildfires Devastate Parts of Napa and Sonoma County, Burning Wineries and Vineyards (Wine Spectator)

Largest blazes spreading dramatically as conditions worsened on Wednesday; Signorello, Frey and Paradise Ridge burned, along with as many as 2,000 other buildingsFor our most up-to-date coverage of this story, see "Firefighters Make Progress in Devastating California Wine-Country Fires; Death and Damage Tolls Rise," updated Oct. 17. For additional coverage, see our Oct. 13 update, and "Damage Updates from Wineries."UPDATED Oct. 11, 1:00 p.m. PST Cal Fire reports that there are now 22 major...

Move toward richer red wines in cooler weather

Article ToolsPriest Ranch 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Fall finally arrived. Some hot spells in September may have had us wondering, but the big chill has set in. It’s time to take wines such as sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio off heavy rotation and stock up with some reds. Like food, wine has a season. Cooler temperatures usually bring out hearty foods, and wine should follow — getting a bit darker, richer and spicier. It’s a tightrope. It is not necessarily time for high-alcohol...

With the cooler weather, it's time to get back to the garden

With the cooler weather, this is the time to improve your yard, strengthening your plants and trees. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Clear out the weeds now because you don’t want them to settle, spreading their seeds and multiplying in the spring. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)One last tip is to adjust your sprinkler and drip system. Since temperatures are cooler, the ground is going to hold moisture longer and it doesn't need as much water. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - I love this...

Vinotemp Wine Cooler Featured in New Animal Planet Series Animal Cribs

Irvine, California , Nov. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vinotemp®, a recognized leader in the wine storage, technology and goods industry for 30 years, today announced that the company’s 155-Bottle Dual-Zone Connoisseur Series Wine Cooler is included in Animal Planet’s series, Animal Cribs. In the all-new series, designer and animal enthusiast Antonio Ballatore, winner of HGTV’s Design Star and lead on HGTV’s The Antonio Treatment, brings his visionary...