Tag Archives: Climate

• GST (growing season temperature) best measure for viticulturists

GST (growing season temperature) best measure for viticulturists

Pioneering cool climate viticulturist Dr Andrew Pirie, of Tamar Ridge, revitalised GST as a single measure offering a refined definition of cool climate at the opening session of the 8th International Cool Climate Symposium in Tasmania. Pirie tested some of the current climate indices by trialling how successful they are in Tasmania, no easy task […]

• Worried Napa Valley wineries study climate change

Worried Napa Valley wineries study climate change

Napa Valley vintners step up monitoring of weather patterns to grasp how their world will shift. A Napa Valley winemaker recently climbed a steep hillside to reach a four-metre white weather station that towers above rows of Cabernet Sauvignon vines absorbing the mid-morning sun. Curiosity drove him to install the relatively inexpensive device in 1995, […]

• The Fight to Save Wine from Extreme Weather

The Fight to Save Wine from Extreme Weather

If there were any climate-change doubters in the wine industry, it seems they are now as rare as a 1921 Ch√Ęteau d’Yquem. As the third annual World Conference on Climate Change and Wine gets underway April 13-14 in Marbella, Spain, the debate seems to be settled, and a new evolution in mentalities is taking place. […]