With 86 wine producers owning vines at Burgundy's large, highly regarded Clos de Vougeot, it look like a community garden with everyone taking care of their own plots, especially during winter pruning and fall harvest. Check out my article at Wine Enthusiast online at http://www.winemag.com/Web-2014/Clos-de-Vougeot-Burgundys-Community-Vineyard/
We all know global warming is coming, and we all know what it does to grape-growing and winemaking. Plus a global study says the the areas that are now considered classic will be making different wines by 2050 with major changes before then. Some regions will change quicker than other - Napa Cabs come to mind as being on the edge - and those in Europe which have stipulated varietals and growing conditions - e.g., no irrigation - will have to change, or their wines will become quite different. What to do? It might be a good time to stock your cellars with certain wines, particularly if you're under 40. For my suggestions, go to http://www.details.com/blogs/daily-details/2014/07/how-global-warming-is-changing-wineand-which-bottles-to-snap-up-now-before-theyre-history.html.
Roger Morris writes about wine, food, and travel for several publications including Town & Country, Robb Report, Wine Enthusiast, Intermezzo, USA Today Magazines, Sante', The Daily Meal, Sommelier Journal, Beverage Media, Drinks, Drinks Business (UK), Writer's Digest and Details.com.
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