Climate Change Will Alter the Taste of Wine

By Kimberly A. Nicholas

It was a hot day in the vineyard, and I was covered in dust, sweat and sticky juice from the grapes I had been collecting for my research on how grape biochemistry is affected by light and temperature. Suddenly, I saw something that made me stop short. Tucked in one corner of this 6.5-acre plot in Carneros, in California's fabled Sonoma Valley, with row after neat row of Pinot Noir grapes, were a handful of alien vines.

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