Today, May 4th 2020, we published a video on our YouTube channel that is a bit of a departure from our normal format. It is an informative video of sorts; kind of like a “How it’s made” video. And if you couldn’t guess by the title, yes, it does have something to do with the North Carolina wine industry. It is a video about the bottling of wine. More specifically, the mobile bottling process that occurs at many, but not all, of the wineries in North Carolina. Why produce a video about the bottling of wine? Why not? It is something to see (or do) in the Carolinas if you get the chance.
In an unprecedented move, the United States Forestry Service announced on April 13th that the Pisgah National Forest is closed until August 13, 2020 or until the order is rescinded (whichever comes first). This order was signed by the current forest supervisor, Hurston A. Nicholas, and carries punishment of fines up to $5,000 per person, $10,000 for organizations and/or up to 6 months of imprisonment. While the order went on to specifically list a bunch of roads, trails, and campgrounds or recreation sites that were closed, the basic text reads: