Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Earthquake in New Zealand

As you know if you’ve been watching the news, New Zealand was hit by a huge earthquake Tuesday that has caused severe damage and loss of life in the Christchurch area. There’s been precious little good news coming out of the country, though thankfully, at least, the wine industry hasn’t been terribly impacted by it directly. reported that “A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit at 12.51pm local time but wineries are reporting little damage, with the epicentre to the east of the city in Lyttelton, rather than in the wine growing areas west of Christchurch.” The full article is linked up right here. And personally, I’ll be buying some New Zealand wine as a show of support for the country following the disaster, just like I did after the earthquake in Chile last year. It’s not much, of course, but every little bit helps.


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