September 22, 2023

Episode #536 – Wine Country Communities Face Inferno With Courage and Conviction

Sonoma County Wine Country residents are now confronting another inferno of epic proportions. Though seemingly insurmountable, citizens of this wine region have no shortage of resolve and courage, and there conviction is on full display as they do everything they must to save their historic communities, homes, businesses and, most importantly, lives.<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on wp_trim_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on wp_trim_excerpt -->

It seems completely unimaginable that, two years to the week, since the unfathomable Tubbs file decimated Northern California wine country, yet another massive inferno would challenge the resolve of communities still not fully recovered from the last tragedy.  Nonetheless, it is a reality that residents of Sonoma County are dealing with under the worst possible circumstances; raging hurricane force winds, mass evacuations, and intentional power shutdowns that are affecting literally millions of Northern California residents… at last count, 1 in 6.

Joining David on this week’s show is Michael O’Shea, an icon in the radio world, General Manager and Co-owner of Sonoma County’s leading news station and co-producer of an award-winning documentary covering every angle of the inferno of 2017.  Note that since this story was aired, the fire has worsened significantly.  All the same, we think you’ll find Michael’s insights extremely valuable and eye-opening.

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On a lighter note, David welcomes Eric Orange, the founder and CEO of Local Wine Events dot com to Grape Encounters.  Local Wine Events is the most comprehensive guide to wine happening and much more worldwide.  Once you’ve learned all they have to offer wine enthusiasts, you won’t set out on any wine adventure before visiting this massive information source first.

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