(getting warmer)

“Burgundy has got bigger and riper,” wine writer Robert Joseph told Reuters. “Alsace, in North East France, which used to make very light red wine, now makes much fuller red wine. Germany which used to very light red wine, is now making fuller red wine.”


2 responses to “(getting warmer)”

  1. Philip

    Yep, burgundy is a very good climate change proxy, see Historical phenology: Grape ripening as a past climate indicator, Isabelle Chuine, Pascal Yiou, Nicolas Viovy, Bernard Seguin, Valérie Daux & Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Nature 432, 289-290, 18 November 2004. It goes back to 1370. (though the absence of tasting notes on, particularly, the earlier vintages, renders it of lesser interest to some).

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