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Smoke Taint – How Wildfires are Compromising Vintages

In 2017, record-breaking fires swept through California. And while the majority of wine countries grapes had already been harvested, winemakers were still concerned that the 2017 vintages would be too damaged with smoke taint to hit the market. But the wine industry says that, for the most part, their product was unaffected. With the increased […] Read More »

France Set to Produce the Least Amount of Wine in 60 Years

Extreme weather has affected innumerable businesses this year as unusual patterns have caused everything from droughts to hurricanes. As French vineyards near the end of their harvest season, it seems that the wine industry can added to the list of those affected. The bad luck for France started with a spring frost that damaged vines in […] Read More »

Spain Rediscovers an Ancient, Potentially Climate-Change-Resistant Wine

Climate change is causing problems across the globe and across industries, including winemaking. As winemakers and vineyards struggle to cope with changing weather patterns, extreme climate events, forest fires, earthquakes and more, there is at least one positive development that can be attributed to climate change: the resurgence of ‘extinct’ ancient wines. In Vilafranca del […] Read More »