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Hey, Earthquakes... Don't Mess With My Wine!!

Posted August 25th, 2014 @ 9:33am

California's Napa Valley was rocked by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that injured over 100 people early Sunday, but fortunately claimed no lives. But it did prove costly to the region's many winemakers, who lost thousands of broken bottles and barrels to the quake, reports the AP. At Dahl Vineyards in Yountville, California, for instance, one barrel containing $16,000 worth of pinot noir fell and was lost as a result of the quake. "It's devastating. I've never seen anything like this," said Tom Montgomery, a winemaker for B.R. Cohn Winery. "It's not just good wine we lost; it's our best wine.” All told, vineyard damages could account for much of the region's projected $1 billion hit, reports The Washington Post.

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