Bottoms Up

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Global warming and wine

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 at 1:00 pm in Uncategorized.

Ugh. I’m feeling pretty glum about today’s news on global warming and wine. I’m trying to look on the
bright (no pun intended) side about the rising heat and buttery chardonnay’s down fall. I know that’s not very funny though.

And while heat also good news for those of us who prefer vegetal, peppery zins, this news really scares me. If greenhouse emissions continue at the current rate, 60 percent of our best terrain will be lost by the end of the century!

Just shows how cover crops are more important than ever to keep the grapes from experiencing all the heat that hits them. You can also thin out clusters of grapes to
keep them cooler, which I thought was limited to red grapes, but not according to Betsy’s story. That’s somewhat decent news. I really want to go home and crawl into bed.

All I can say is I plan to make this a top priority come voting time.

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