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Winemaker Pierre Birebent inspects a melted wine bottle among the burned-out remains of the Signorello Estate Winery in Napa, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2017. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Winemaker Pierre Birebent inspects a melted wine bottle among the burned-out remains of the Signorello Estate Winery in Napa, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2017. (Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

The wildfires in Northern California hit Napa's wine country at one of its busiest times of the year. But the impact to the wine industry, while terrible for some, hasn't been as bad as it could have been.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Jim Lapsley, researcher at the Agricultural Issues Center at the University of California Davis.

This segment aired on October 19, 2017.

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