Headlines\r\nA series of\u00a0wildfires are currently ravaging large areas of Northern California, prompting Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency for Lake and Napa counties. State officials report that hundreds of structures have been destroyed, while 23,000 area residents have been evacuated. According to Weather.com, the Valley Fire has burned 62,000, with one reported death, destroying more than\u00a0400 structures and threatening\u00a09,000 more, with 10-percent contained. The Butte Fire, at 35-percent containment, has burned 71,523 acres, destroyed more than 200 structures and threatening 6,400 more. The Rough Fire has burned 138,000 acres burned and is 40-percent contained.\r\n\r\nCanadian Harry Potterfans rejoice! Toronto\u2019s newest watering hole is The Lockhart, modeled after a character in J.K. Rowling\u2019s hit book series. Named for the second book\u2019s Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, the bar\u2019s menu features Harry Potter-themed drinks, such as The Shacklebolt and Befuddlement Brew, according to\u00a0Now Toronto. There will also be HP\u00a0trivia nights and a Halloween party.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nIn the Trade\r\nOn September 8, Heineken entered\u00a0a 50-50 partnership with\u00a0Lagunitas\u00a0Brewing Company, taking a\u00a050 percent stake in the Petaluma brewery, according to\u00a0The Press Democrat. The outlet reports the financial terms were undisclosed, though it says\u00a0Lagunitas\u00a0is valued at $1 billion.\u00a0\u201cFor us, we don\u2019t need assistance here in the United States. But there is the whole world to think about,\u201d said\u00a0owner Tony Magee.\u00a0\u201cWe can partner with one of the world\u2019s greatest family-owned, really beer-centric companies to find our way into all of these markets globally.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe Sonoma Harvest Wine Auction topped its $4 million record this year with $4.5 million, with an additional $1.9 million for Fund the Future to support reading programs across Sonoma County.\u00a0Handfuls of vintners stepped up to encourage bidding. Bill Price, the owner of Three Sticks Winery, pledged $250,000; Jackson Family Wines $150,000; Matt Gallo of Gallo Family Wines $150,000; Francis Ford Coppola Winery $100,000, with many\u00a0more contributing. The biggest prize auctioned\u00a0featured\u00a0a private dinner by Chef Patrick O\u2019Connell of The Inn at Little Washington in Virginia,\u00a0accompanied by a private performance from Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby to be held at the winery, which\u00a0went for $420,000.\u2014Virginie Boone\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOn the Scene\r\nDigital Editorial Manager Marina Vataj mastered the art of pairing Spanish wine and food while exploring Barcelona.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWe want a sip of some of these\u00a0Pisco\u00a0Sours! Check out what our Spirits Editor Kara Newman has been up to in Peru!\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nCheck out our Associate Editor Joseph Hernandez\u2019s beautifully crafted cocktails at Brooklyn\u2019s Bearded Lady bar.