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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Wonder Wines—Climactic Vintages

Click here for the "Wonder Wines" Resource Center—(all posts available)
Click here for the introduction to the Round and Square series "Wonder Wines"
22 April 2013—China's Lunar Calendar 2013 04-22
22 April 2013—Philosophy of History: Heaven is High and the Emperor is Far Away
22 April 2012—Hurtin' Country: Harper Valley PTA
22 April 2011—Breaking the Vessel: Chinese Management (Bustin' Stuff)
[a] Rolling, Roiling RF
Fair (weather) warning. This post will contain certain references to climate change.

So I came across an article the other day in the New York Times that noted the changes in the British wine-making industry.
[b] Make Room RF

Yes, you heard that correctly. 

I did say "British" and "wine-making" in the same sentence. Lest you think that everything on the rainy, windswept isles is bland (except for strawberries, cream, and Wimbeldon...and Manchester football), sturdy red wines are gaining a toehold.

How could

Well, some think that it is because northern climes are getting more and more like the great wine-growing regions of yesteryear—storied venues such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the river banks of Provence. Take a look.

And this got me to thinking. It could be a wonderful thing for the Finger Lakes region of New York, and several other locations that used to be just a bit too chilly for effective grape care. There are a dozen terrible scenarios for serious climate change, and they are nothing at which to sneeze. Every once in a while a little narrative twist comes along—not so much to be celebrated, perhaps, as understood in a wider context of change and concern.

So here's the plan. Either we get control of this warming thing...or I'll be making a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc on the lush banks of the...

...Red River of the North

The distribution center will be in Fargo

As in North Dakota.
[d] Springtime RF

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