Today broke like any other. Alarm, bird song, coffee. A rush to dress and gas and nudge onto Hwy 17 towards San Francisco for a day of tastings and bubbles studies.
No time to check social media. Until the first ping.
“Are you ok?” Ping “?” Ping. “Fire in Sonoma.” Ping. “Fire in Napa.” “Are you ok?!”
Ping. Ping. Ping. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram brings a bombardment of incomprehensible images – images of trees, homes, wineries in flames. Wineries I recognize. Homes of people I know. Trees that once shaded memorable drives through remarkable Wine Country.
Napa and Sonoma burning.
And then reality intrudes. My reality. My wine writer life. Car parked, roster checked, spit cup and wine glass presented, and wine tasting begins.
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But not today. Today thoughts and prayers go out to Napa + Sonoma.
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