Archive | June, 2011

Global Warming Could Wipe-Out 50% of California’s Grapes by 2040

Researchers at Stanford University believe that by 2040 global warming will have damaged the land so badly that 50% of California’s premier wine region will have land unsuitable for growing grapes. Surprisingly the impact in Oregon and Washington is the exact opposite as both states will potentially get more high-quality land suitable for growing grapes. […]

A Rainy Spring in California Puts Wineries in a Tough Spot

California had an unusually rainy spring hitting grape vines at a critical time in their growth process. It is believed that growers in Northern California lost 10-15% of their crop in the torrential downpours that plagued California earlier this year. Rain earlier in the season is less damaging than later-on when the flowers are blooming, […]