Wine news October 11, 2017

SF Gate updates on the Napa wild fire.  "CalFire says the Atlas Fire has burned 26,000 acres, destroyed 125 structures and is now 3% contained."

The Drinks Business provides an update. "With regard to the possible impact on this year’s harvest, NVV estimated that 90% of grapes were picked before the fires started on Sunday night, with wineries able to assemble crews and safely get to their vineyards are continuing to harvest grapes."

The New York Times on the impact of the wild fires. "Tourism in the region — a multibillion-dollar economic machine that includes high-end hotels, wine-tasting tours and upscale cuisine — is suffering as the flames have claimed a number of establishments and forced many others to shutter for the rest of the week."

Conde Nast Traveler on how France will produce lowest quantity of wine in 60 years.  "According to the French Agriculture Ministry, wine production is predicted to decrease by 19 percent this year, which comes out to about 4.9 billion bottles."