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2014-01-14 11:03:58

What goes into a great wine and what role does geology play? Wine experts use the word terroir to describe the myriad environmental influences, including climate, that go into growing winegrapes. Climate is arguably the most influential factor and it produces the most identifiable differences among wines. So how is climate change affecting wines globally? And how do other factors, such as the bedrock below the vineyard and the soil, produce subtle expressions in wine? Increasingly,...

2013-06-06 23:00:59

Young, energetic, and creative Rita Ferreira revolutionizes old tradition of wine-making by her unique approach creating unparalleled technique from grape combination to end process of wine-making tradition. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The family of Ferreira deeply rooted in the wine-making business of Alto Douro since pre-Renaissance times. The new “Concept” began with developing a new approach where understanding of the region and its particular “terroir.” The...

Climate Change Shifting Wine Industry To Once Unsuitable Regions
2013-04-09 09:09:25

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If one thing is certain in today´s world, it´s that we are facing a growing threat from climate change. And in a recent Gallup Poll, it has been shown that at least 58 percent of Americans are concerned with global warming. As the world is gripped by warming temperatures, rising sea levels, extreme storms and record droughts, as well as loss of biodiversity and food shortages, one new study could potentially add more...

2011-04-27 04:20:00

NEW YORK, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hanna Lee Communications, Inc., an award-winning agency specialized in wine, food, spirits, travel and lifestyle PR, today announced that it will organize and promote the first-ever grand portfolio tasting of Wines of Croatia in New York City in summer 2011. Sponsored by the Association of Winemakers at the Croatian Chamber of Economy in partnership with Wines of Croatia, the tasting will showcase more than 30 producers and their top wines that...


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