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Global warming creating new cool climate regions

Global warming creating new cool climate regions | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Climate change is widening the limits of the “latitude or altitude at which wine grape growing is economically possible” and creating new cool climate regions, says one expert working in the field.
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Climate, terroir, and wine: What matters most in producing a great wine? | EARTH Magazine

Climate, terroir, and wine: What matters most in producing a great wine? | EARTH Magazine | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
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Economic Impact of Cold-Climate Grapes Hits $401 Million

 
Source: Vineyards and Wineries in Minnesota: A Status and economic Contribution Report by Brigid Tuck and William Gartner

St. Paul, Minn.—Cold-climate grapegrowing is based primarily on four varietals—Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, La Crescent and Marquette—that are products of the grape-breeding program at the University of Minnesota. The first of the four, Frontenac, was released in 1996, and the last, Marquette, was introduced 10 years later, in 2006. Because these grapes can grow in places where winter temperatures regularly drop below -20°F, a new farm winery industry developed in northern states where growers cannot reliably grow vinifera or even French hybrid grapes. A new study, based on data from 2011, shows that the economic impact of the cold-climate wine industry on the United States economy has reached $401 million.
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Effet millésime : le climat, premier composant du terroir vitivinicole

Effet millésime : le climat, premier composant du terroir vitivinicole | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Les travaux de Maud Isabeau Furet etMaxime Christen (Chambre d'Agriculture de Gironde) se sont penchés sur le poids des composantes du terroir sur le potentiel oenologique sur 13 parcelles de merlot (AOC Bordeaux, Graves, Saint-Emilion...).
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Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry

Climate extremes threaten Australia's wine industry | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Winemakers in Australia's oldest growing region fear a ruined harvest after heavy rainfall, while vineyards in the country's west are under threat from bushfires, undermining efforts to recover from a near decade-long run of lower exports. Just weeks out
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Marching to the battlefield

Marching to the battlefield | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
As the search for sparkling perfection continues, the focus of Champagne makers is turning increasingly away from the cellar and out to the vineyards, as Patrick Schmitt discovers.
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Greg Jones Turns Up The Heat on Wine & Climate Change

Greg Jones Turns Up The Heat on Wine & Climate Change | Grande Passione | Scoop.it
Greg Jones Turns Up The Heat on Wine & Climate Change. The problem with climate change is that if we wait for 100-percent proof, it may be too late for some aspects of our planet as we know it.
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