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Nov 26, 2020

Episode 119 | Karissa Kruse, President of Sonoma County Winegrowers

Karissa Kruse shares facts and figures surrounding the 2020 grape harvest. We sip a little Pedroncelli Sauvignon Blanc and our book of the day is The Goode Guide to Wine by Jamie Goode.

Wine Of the Day: 2019 Pedroncelli Sauvignon Blanc

Book of The Day: The Goode Guide to Wine: A Manifesto of Sorts by Jamie Good

Show Notes

0:39 Wine of the Day – Pedroncelli Sauvignon Blanc

3:40 The Look to Rest After an Unimaginable 2020 Harvest– Karissa discusses and recaps the state of the 2020 grape harvest and wine industry with regard to Covid-19 and the wildfires. Tonnage is down by $50 million overall, but rest assured the 2020 vintage will be selected and made from only the best grapes.

10:30 When you open Sonoma County wine think about all the people behind the scenes that worked to get it from the vine to bottle. Labor is an important issue in state of the wine industry, seasonal and permanent.

16:25 The Resiliency Fund, part of the Sonoma County Grape Growers Foundation supports the farm worker community impacted by Covid-19 and wildfires-- 1.3 million given out to local families who lost their homes or work was displaced. Also distributed over 14,000 masks to all the vineyard workers.

22:40 New mixed cases available starting December 1st. Only 7 days so order quickly!

23:50 Book of the day- The Goode Guide to Wine: A Manifesto of Sorts by Jamie Goode

26:44 Goats are great! More Goats, Less Drama!


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