Philly-Area Wine Merchants Keeping Watchful Eye On California Wildfires

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wine merchants are keeping a close watch on the California wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

Had the fires broken out a month ago, wine makers and wine lovers would be looking at a catastrophe. But Ali Duloc of Karamoor Estate Wines in Montgomery County says about 90 percent of the grapes have already been harvested.

“They’re pretty far ahead of us as far as ripening goes,” she said. “The only grape that should be left hanging at all there is Cabernet Sauvignon.”

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A hearty, thick-skinned grape that should be able to withstand the smoke.

“Depending on where the smoke is, of course. If it’s like basically in the vineyards maybe it will be a little more prominent,” she said. “I’d be pretty hesitant to say that the average drinker would be able to notice anything.”

Next year’s vintage is likely to be more expensive as wine makers face lower yield. The firestorms have torched hundreds of thousands of acres of grape vines.

“Their yields certainly will go down because I believe a couple hundred thousand acres of vines were torched,” Duloc said. “So we may see a jump in price just because there’s less of it.”

 

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Philly-Area Wine Merchants Keeping Watchful Eye On California Wildfires

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wine merchants are keeping a close watch on the California wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

Had the fires broken out a month ago, wine makers and wine lovers would be looking at a catastrophe. But Ali Duloc of Karamoor Estate Wines in Montgomery County says about 90 percent of the grapes have already been harvested.

“They’re pretty far ahead of us as far as ripening goes,” she said. “The only grape that should be left hanging at all there is Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Wildfires Claim At Least 21 Lives In Northern California

A hearty, thick-skinned grape that should be able to withstand the smoke.

“Depending on where the smoke is, of course. If it’s like basically in the vineyards maybe it will be a little more prominent,” she said. “I’d be pretty hesitant to say that the average drinker would be able to notice anything.”

Next year’s vintage is likely to be more expensive as wine makers face lower yield. The firestorms have torched hundreds of thousands of acres of grape vines.

“Their yields certainly will go down because I believe a couple hundred thousand acres of vines were torched,” Duloc said. “So we may see a jump in price just because there’s less of it.”

 

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Philly-Area Wine Merchants Keeping Watchful Eye On California Wildfires

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wine merchants are keeping a close watch on the California wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

Had the fires broken out a month ago, wine makers and wine lovers would be looking at a catastrophe. But Ali Duloc of Karamoor Estate Wines in Montgomery County says about 90 percent of the grapes have already been harvested.

“They’re pretty far ahead of us as far as ripening goes,” she said. “The only grape that should be left hanging at all there is Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Wildfires Claim At Least 21 Lives In Northern California

A hearty, thick-skinned grape that should be able to withstand the smoke.

“Depending on where the smoke is, of course. If it’s like basically in the vineyards maybe it will be a little more prominent,” she said. “I’d be pretty hesitant to say that the average drinker would be able to notice anything.”

Next year’s vintage is likely to be more expensive as wine makers face lower yield. The firestorms have torched hundreds of thousands of acres of grape vines.

“Their yields certainly will go down because I believe a couple hundred thousand acres of vines were torched,” Duloc said. “So we may see a jump in price just because there’s less of it.”

 

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Philly-Area Wine Merchants Keeping Watchful Eye On California Wildfires

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Wine merchants are keeping a close watch on the California wildfires that have destroyed thousands of homes and businesses.

Had the fires broken out a month ago, wine makers and wine lovers would be looking at a catastrophe. But Ali Duloc of Karamoor Estate Wines in Montgomery County says about 90 percent of the grapes have already been harvested.

“They’re pretty far ahead of us as far as ripening goes,” she said. “The only grape that should be left hanging at all there is Cabernet Sauvignon.”

Wildfires Claim At Least 21 Lives In Northern California

A hearty, thick-skinned grape that should be able to withstand the smoke.

“Depending on where the smoke is, of course. If it’s like basically in the vineyards maybe it will be a little more prominent,” she said. “I’d be pretty hesitant to say that the average drinker would be able to notice anything.”

Next year’s vintage is likely to be more expensive as wine makers face lower yield. The firestorms have torched hundreds of thousands of acres of grape vines.

“Their yields certainly will go down because I believe a couple hundred thousand acres of vines were torched,” Duloc said. “So we may see a jump in price just because there’s less of it.”

 

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Where Does Philadelphia Rank In The Top LGBT-Friendly Cities In US?

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia is ranked one of the top LGBT-friendly cities in the United States.

According to an analysis conducted by NerdWallet, Philadelphia ranked sixth in the nation.

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“In the Philadelphia metro area, nearly 4 percent of the population identifies as LGBT. The FBI didn’t receive any reports of hate crimes related to gender identity or sexual orientation in the city for 2013. Philadelphia also tied for the highest score in the Human Rights Campaign Municipal Equality Index. In Philadelphia, the heart of LGBT nightlife is centered in what is nicknamed ‘The Gayborhood,’” NerdWallet wrote.

It continued, “The city is home to several civil rights, advocacy and LGBT youth organizations including the Bread & Roses Community Fund, the Spruce Foundation and the Gay and Lesbian Latino AIDS Education Initiative.”

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NerdWallet factored into its analysis the percentage of the population identifying as LGBT in each metro area; LGBT-related hate crimes per 10,000 residents; the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index; and the Human Rights Campaign’s number of leaders in LGBT health care equality.

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Dozens Of Black Bears Killed As New Jersey Hunt Continues

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 82 bears so far during New Jersey’s latest black bear hunt.

There were 56 killed on Tuesday and 26 were killed on Monday, when the six-day hunt started in eight counties. Most of the kills have occurred in Sussex County.

Evesham Township Police Warn Of Black Bear In Area

The hunt’s first three days are reserved for bow hunting, while both hunting with bows and muzzle-loading guns will be allowed during the last three days.

State parks and wildlife management areas are open to hunting in Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, and in areas of Bergen, Mercer, Passaic and Somerset counties.

State wildlife officials say the hunts help control the black bear population and minimize run-ins with humans.

Opponents say the hunts are inhumane and unnecessary.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Dozens Of Black Bears Killed As New Jersey Hunt Continues

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 82 bears so far during New Jersey’s latest black bear hunt.

There were 56 killed on Tuesday and 26 were killed on Monday, when the six-day hunt started in eight counties. Most of the kills have occurred in Sussex County.

Evesham Township Police Warn Of Black Bear In Area

The hunt’s first three days are reserved for bow hunting, while both hunting with bows and muzzle-loading guns will be allowed during the last three days.

State parks and wildlife management areas are open to hunting in Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, and in areas of Bergen, Mercer, Passaic and Somerset counties.

State wildlife officials say the hunts help control the black bear population and minimize run-ins with humans.

Opponents say the hunts are inhumane and unnecessary.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Dozens Of Black Bears Killed As New Jersey Hunt Continues

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Hunters have killed 82 bears so far during New Jersey’s latest black bear hunt.

There were 56 killed on Tuesday and 26 were killed on Monday, when the six-day hunt started in eight counties. Most of the kills have occurred in Sussex County.

Evesham Township Police Warn Of Black Bear In Area

The hunt’s first three days are reserved for bow hunting, while both hunting with bows and muzzle-loading guns will be allowed during the last three days.

State parks and wildlife management areas are open to hunting in Hunterdon, Morris, Sussex and Warren counties, and in areas of Bergen, Mercer, Passaic and Somerset counties.

State wildlife officials say the hunts help control the black bear population and minimize run-ins with humans.

Opponents say the hunts are inhumane and unnecessary.

(Copyright 2017 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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