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Climate-resistant grapes? Spanish winemakers revive ancient varieties

Forgotten grapes offer adaptation hope for an industry particularly sensitive to change

Climate change is altering the chemistry of wine

Warming, wildfires and unpredictable weather threaten to disrupt the delicate processes that underlie treasured wines.

California Vineyards Use Owls Instead of Pesticides

Winemakers must pay close attention to their soil, the rain, the heat, and the sunlight. But rodents like gophers and mice can wreak havoc on a vineyard. Rather than turning to rodenticides to deter pests, graduate students at Humboldt State University in California are testing a more natural approach by using owls.