‘Heartbreaking': CNN host upset by ‘hundreds’ of wine bottles broken in Napa quake
CNN host Ana Cabrera said on Sunday that it was “heartbreaking” to see images of broken wine bottles after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Napa, California.
In the aftermath of the quake that injured nearly 90 people in Napa alone, Cabrera invited Silver Oak winery CEO David Duncan to talk about photos of broken wine bottles that he had tweeted.
“We did have some damage, a few barrels — we had three barrels fall, and some wine bottles went down,” Duncan explained. “I tweeted a picture this morning.”
“We’re showing it to our viewers right now,” Cabrera pointed out. “It’s heartbreaking to see that image, especially if you are a wine lover. But also knowing that this impacts your livelihood.”
Duncan noted that the earthquake damage was not going to be “that big of a hit” for his winery.
“I don’t think this will affect the 2014 vintage at all,” he said.
“You know, when we look at those pictures, David, put that into perspective for us, how much wine is lost?” Cabrera asked.
Duncan lamented that the spilled wine was “really a tragedy.”
“There’s no price on those,” he insisted. “They’re completely irreplaceable.”
“Wow,” Cabrera replied. “I know. So, we’re talking thousands of dollars, but even more so because they’re such a unique blend.”
“There were hundreds of bottles that were broken unfortunately,” Duncan added.
“That’s tough,” the CNN host said, consoling him. “I’m so sorry to hear that.”
In addition to Cabrera’s segment, CNN showed the photos of the broken bottles throughout the day, and CNN’s online reporting expressed similar concerns about lost wine.
“I’ve got a lot of broken wine, being here in Napa,” one resident told the network. “We tend to collect wine, so I have wine all over my kitchen, and glass, and pictures off the wall and books off of bookshelves.”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Aug. 24, 2014.