August 7, 2007

Global Warming vs Vineyards

We usually have a fairly narrow viewpoint on wines - we only think as far ahead as our next glass. Sometimes we like to think about the future, however, and one item that we consistently come back to is the impact of global warming on our ability to get that next glass. CNN did a nice piece on just that, so we thought we'd share it with you so it can keep you up at nights too. You're welcome.

"What's happening with global warming, and what does it mean to the great vineyards of Napa Valley?" he sets up his topic and jumps in, fueled by his training as an enologist, a specialist in viticulture, or the growing of grapes and making of wine.

"Most of what I hear is that in the next 10, 20, 30 years, maybe, the temperature may go up about a degree. Now, from six miles south of us in Napa to five miles north of us in St. Helena, the difference in temperature can be five degrees.

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Posted by Head Wino at August 7, 2007 8:30 PM
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