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5 Key Insurance Questions For Wineries Hit By Wildfires

Law360, Los Angeles (October 20, 2017, 3:53 PM EDT) -- As northern California wineries look to recover from devastating October wildfires that scorched a wide swath of the state’s famed Napa and Sonoma wine country, they will face a host of insurance issues, including whether coverage is available for smoke-tainted grapes and how much they can recover for business interruption.

Here, experts discuss five key insurance questions wineries will grapple with in the wake of the fires.

Is Smoke Damage Covered?

For wineries whose vineyards were untouched by flame, there is still the threat of smoke damage. Microscopic smoke particles can taint the grapes and make them unfit for wine production....

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