Record heat in Cal­i­for­nia burns wine grow­ers

Metro Canada (Edmonton) - - Food -

The record heat that baked north­ern Cal­i­for­nia over the Labour Day week­end left wine grapes shriv­el­ling on the vines, re­duc­ing many of them to raisins be­fore the nor­mal har­vest and turn­ing what was look­ing to be a promis­ing vin­tage into a year that looks more un­cer­tain.

The San Francisco Chron­i­cle re­ports that three straight days of triple-digit tem­per­a­tures in the wine­mak­ing re­gions around San Francisco de­hy­drated the wine grapes, some­times caus­ing some vines’ en­tire meta­bolic process to shut down.

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