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Vines from Napa, Bordeaux tough against heat, drought

Washington - Worry not, wine drinkers. Some of the world's most popular wines, grown in California's Napa Valley and the Bordeaux region of France, are more resistant to drought than previously believed, researchers have concluded.

California wine country takes hit from fires but should bounce back

Santa Rosa - Charred wine barrels hiss and smoke amid the orange embers of northern California's wildfires, and the smell of burnt alcohol from intact vats is strong.Nearby, a tasting room called Le Chateau is a heap of blackened debris.

Growers at Bordeaux winefest unite against climate change

Bordeaux - This is the wine industry's new normal: heavy rains, floods, hailstones, drought and sometimes even frost.

Senegal produces first wine in shade of iconic baobab

Ta - The bottles boasting Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache could be from any Parisian supermarket but a closer look reveals this is wine with a difference -- nurtured in the unforgiving soil of Africa's Sahel.

Op-Ed: Newcomers Replacing Older Wine Producing Regions Worldwide

Assessing shifting regional vintage quality worldwide is hardly an exact science nor fast changing. Yet, even in the still-new century, regional leadership has changed markedly.

Scientists Determine Genome of Pinot Noir Grape, Saying They Can Combat Diseases

Vineyard specialists know all there is to know about nurturing the soil to cultivate the best grapes. Yet little is known about grapes' actual genetic make up. Italian researchers have been looking into the sequence of the Pinot Noir grape.
 

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