How Hot Is Too Hot?
Climate will always play a significant role in wine production and quality; but as global climates shift, how will grape growing and winemaking practices be affected?
Feb 2005 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The pursuit of growing grapes for wine production involves a continuum of issues and processes. This starts with matching a variety to the environment (terrain, soil and climate) and continues with viticultural processes of training, pruning, vineyard care and harvest methods, then moves into the winery where style-directed methods of crushing, fermentation and aging result in a finished product. In addition, all along this continuum there are numerous cultural ties with wine production, such as...
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