Daily Wine News: Climate Change & Fire

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 11-01-2019

(Source: Visit Napa Valley)

(Source: Visit Napa Valley)

In the final part of a four-part series on wine and climate change in the New York Times, Eric Asimov looks at how wine producers in Napa Valley are grappling with a maelstrom caused by a warming planet: heat waves, droughts, cold snaps, wildfires and more. “If any region has had an incentive to act collectively to try to limit [climate change’s] effects, it would be Napa Valley.”

The catastrophic Kincade fire may be contained, but is it a sign of things to come? If so, will wine producers have to plan for wild fires? Jeff Siegel looks at the evidence in Meininger’s.

Elsewhere in Meininger’s, Michèle Shah reports on how Alto Adige is preparing for climate change.

Wine Spectator reports that evacuated residents have Sonoma County have started returning home, enabling winemakers to return to their 2019 vintages.

Antonio Galloni explores the Santa Cruz Mountains in Vinous.

In VinePair, Alia Akkam offers a guide to London’s new-wave wine bars.

Jonathan Cristaldi highlights 25 Sonoma wines to drink right now in Yahoo.

Book Authority puts together a list of the 56 best wine books of all time.

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