Forbes Magazine interviews Brian Freedman, author of ‘Crushed,’ about the effects of climate change on the world of winemaking.
Insights into how winemakers around the world are adapting to different growing conditions, and what this may mean to wine drinkers around the world.
Many existing wine regions such as California are grappling with increased heat units, and higher ripeness and alcohol levels. Many areas new to high quality grape growing are finding that they can now compete with traditional wine regions, due to longer and warmer growing seasons.
The tricky part — as often the case — is in the details: Among them, picking the right site, the right variety / clone / rootstock combination, and managing the vineyard to produce delicious, balanced fruit.
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