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Washington wineries considering dramatic changes for climate change – Crosscut

‘Under attack’ Wine is a big business in Washington state — and a growing one. While California produces the majority of wine in the United States, Washington is a distant second, producing roughly 10% of the nation’s wines. Washington’s vineyards have…

Grapes of change: French wines adapt to global warming – Malay Mail

French director of the wine research centre, SICAREX Beaujolais, Bertrand Chatelet poses in a vineyard covered by anti-hail nets in Liergues, region of Beaujolais. — AFP pic BORDEAUX, Oct 10 — In France’s storied Bordeaux wine region, an experiment aimed…

Warming climate threatens taste and quality of wine – WFMYNews2.com

Wildfires, extreme heat waves, heavy precipitation, early spring frosts and droughts impact wine production. GREENSBORO, N.C. — Wine grapes are very sensitive to changes in temperature and precipitation, so a changing climate due to global warming puts them at risk. …

Warming climate brings opportunity, challenges to NJ’s wine industry – WPVI-TV

MILFORD, New Jersey — The warming climate is transforming the wine-making landscape around the world, and turning once chillier New Jersey into a hotspot. But the benefits of greater warmth come with strings attached, including extreme storms, that can complicate…

Workers Discover Stash of 239 Rare Gold Coins Hidden in Walls of French Mansion—And They Get to Share Half

Renovating an old home will always produce surprises—but sometimes the discovery is a treasure that could fund the entire project. Three stonemasons working on a centuries-old estate purchased by a couple in 2012 in Plozevet, Brittany, found a hidden metal box embedded in a wall. They were shocked to find it stuffed with rare gold […]

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Change May Be Coming to Your Favorite Wines

“We’re seeing a broader selection of very interesting wines because of this warming,” said Dave Parker, founder and chief executive of the Benchmark Wine Group, a large retailer of vintage wines. “We’re seeing regions that historically were not that highly…

Interdits, ces cépages? Ces vignerons rebelles s’en moquent.

The New York Times traduit en français une sélection de ses meilleurs articles. Retrouvez-les ici. BEAUMONT, France – Ces vignes étaient autrefois vouées aux gémonies et soupçonnées de rendre fou ou aveugle. Bannies il y a des décennies, les autorités…

For France, American Vines Still Mean Sour Grapes

BEAUMONT, France — The vines were once demonized for causing madness and blindness, and had been banned decades ago. The French authorities, brandishing money and sanctions, nearly wiped them out. But there they were. On a hillside off a winding…

Climate Change at Two California Vineyards

Twenty miles to the west, another idealistic estate, Tablas Creek Vineyard, has had a very different experience. Like AmByth, Tablas farms biodynamically. In 2020, it became the country’s first vineyard to receive a regenerative organic certification, which requires meeting standards…

California Wine Country Rebuilds as Climate Change and Wildfire Threats Persist

ST. HELENA, Calif. — The block of vines at Cornell Vineyards on the Sonoma side of the Mayacamas Range, just over the county line from this Napa Valley hub, looked green and healthy in mid-July, as they ought to midway…

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