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Climate change wreaks havoc with Georgia’s emerging wine market – Euronews

Sandwiched between the European and Asian continents, Georgia boasts ancient and booming viticulture. Along the coast, the country has a cool temperate climate. However, the central and western plains, benefiting from lower rainfall and higher temperatures, are home to several…

Desert Winemaking ‘Sounds Absurd,’ but Israeli Vineyards in Negev Show the Way

SDE BOKER, Israel — Say “wine tasting,” and the words immediately conjure images of verdant hills in Napa Valley or Tuscany. What they don’t bring to mind: the desert. But at a small cafe on a communal farm in the…

The Problem With Wine Bottles

Glass bottles have historically been the perfect containers for wine. They are inert and handily sealed, so wine can age and evolve for years free of influence. They are easy to transport and store. A 750-milliliter bottle is the perfect…

Olivier Bernard: ‘Global warming has been good for Bordeaux’ – The Drinks Business

“Global warming has been good for Bordeaux – the worst is in front of us,” said Olivier Bernard, director of Domaine de Chevalier, when speaking last week at a symposium organised by Vinexposium. Oliver Bernard, director of Domaine de Chevalier…

12 Rosés to Drink Now or Anytime of Year

Château de Manissy Tavel Cuvée des Lys 2020, 14 percent, $20 The dark, powerful rosés of Tavel in the Southern Rhône Valley are not everybody’s mouthful. They are more appropriate with a meal than as an aperitif by the water….

Bill Nye answers climate change, global warming questions – USA TODAY

Bill Nye has been the go-to science guy for teachers and students for decades, most notably with his PBS show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” In recent years, he has been vocal advocate for battling climate change. That will be…

Washington’s Wine Industry Confronts Climate Change Risks – TriplePundit

The state of Washington’s wine industry faces an increasingly grim fate at the hands of climate change. Winemakers must evolve to combat changes brought forth by global warming or go extinct if they’re not willing to adapt. But now, there’s…

Say goodbye to chardonnay: Global warming changing the wines Australia can make – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s most popular varieties suited to cooler climates – shiraz, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc – may not be as easy to grow as temperatures increase, he adds. Rainfall also plays a significant role in wine production….

Placing a Bet on Nebbiolo in California

Mr. Harvey’s Italian venture is entirely different. It has its own name, Aeris, and aside from the grapes grown in Sonoma, it has two vineyards on Mount Etna, where it grows grapes and makes wines in association with Salvo Foti,…

A Low-Cost, Low-Tech Climate Solution that Saves Lives

Women make up half of the volunteer force, Achala Navaratne, the Bangladesh country representative for the Red Cross, told me. That’s important for gender equity, but also to make sure women hear from other women. “Ensuring early action is the…

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