firemenIn case you’re struggling to find reliable news about the wine country fires in California, the San Francisco Chronicle’s website has been the most updated and informative.

Thankfully, the news seems to be improving. Many evacuation orders have been lifted and most of the fires are approaching 80% containment. With reduced winds and some rain in the forecast for Thursday or Friday, perhaps a corner has been turned and people there can start getting their lives back together.

Hopefully, new fires emerging in the Santa Cruz mountains can be quickly controlled.

I’m always an advocate of drinking local wines but in the near future sampling some old favorites from Napa and Sonoma may be the best thing to do. They will need people in their tasting rooms to rebuild their communities. I’ll be heading to Sonoma in a couple weeks to make my contribution to their economy.