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These ancient grapes may be the future of wine

Extreme heat and extreme drought in Baja California are pushing some winemakers to explore a very old—and very climate-adaptable—varietal. The results are delicious.

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Desert winemaking ‘sounds absurd,’ but Israeli vineyards in Negev show the way

As vintners around the world battle extreme heat and climate change, the pioneers producing wine in Israel’s arid south are testing ideas that might soon find global application.
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The problem with wine bottles

They may be a perfect container for aging wine, but glass bottles contribute enormously to climate change.
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Placing a bet on nebbiolo in California

Kevin Harvey of Rhys Vineyards makes terrific pinot noirs. Now he sees nebbiolo and two Sicilian varieties as great options in a warming climate.
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In Chablis vineyards, fear grows that destructive frosts may become the norm

Chablis is a very dry white wine that is produced only in the Yonne region of Burgundy due to the area's specific climate. But volumes could now be under pressure as the emergence of mild weather early in the year followed by a spring frost, previously unusual, looks to becoming a recurrent trend.

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Another variable in the winemaking process: Climate change

After two years of fires, the California winery Donkey & Goat has learned to pivot, combining appellations and even vintages to turn despair into deliciousness.
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Israeli winemakers see climate change affects their grapes

The cultivation of grapes involves a delicate dance between exposure to sun and to cold. Hotter summers and shorter winters present new challenges.