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2016-02-16. Australian wine under threat from climate change, as grapes ripen early.

posted Feb 19, 2016, 4:31 PM by Alan Gould
By Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian. For GSS Climate Change chapter 8. Excerpt: Wine grapes ripening up to two days earlier each year, as viticultural experts warn some traditional varieties may be abandoned in warmer areas. ...A 2011 study by Barlow’s Melbourne University colleague, Leanne Webb, examined the vintage records of 44 vineyards, some of which went back as far as 115 years, and found that grapes had ripened at a rate of 1.7 days a year earlier between 1993 and 2009. ..  http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/feb/17/australian-wine-under-threat-from-climate-change-as-grapes-ripen-early