Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List

March 26, 2013 by  
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Whether it is a fruity Napa merlot or an oaky and acidic Chablis chardonnay, any wine lover will tell you that each variety of grape and the region in which it is grown gives each wine a unique character. With global warming altering the world’s climate and weather patterns, enthusiasts may have to start reworking their palates. Climatologists at the French research institute INRA predict that global temperature will rise 1 to 2 degrees Celsius by mid-century, making extreme weather events more common and opening up new regions for viticulture. Under these conditions, existing winemakers across the globe will be unable to continue to create the exact same styles from their grapes as they have in the past. Read the rest of Climate Change Could Alter the World’s Wine List Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: accaf , appellation laws , canada , chablis , Chardonnay , Climate Change , Denmark , England , france , germany , global warming , grapes , greece , gregory jones , grower , inra , langeuedoc , mediterranean , merlot , napa , New Zealand , northern europe , oenology , portugal , sicily , southern chile , southern oregon university , Spain , tasmania , vintner , wine

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Native Trails Uses Reclaimed Wine Barrels To Create Unique Bathroom Furniture

December 5, 2012 by  
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The San Luis Obispo-based artisan furnishings company  Native Trails  celebrates culture and the environment by creating inspiring bathroom and kitchen furnishings and fixtures with natural and sustainable materials. For the company’s Vintner’s Collection , Native Trails has produced a line of vanities and accessories made from salvaged winemaking materials. The collection of unique sinks in the  Central Coast of California  celebrates the wine culture by repurposing French and domestic oak barrels into fine vanities, wet bars and mirrors. Read the rest of Native Trails Uses Reclaimed Wine Barrels To Create Unique Bathroom Furniture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Artisan , Bathrooms , bordeaux , Cabernet , Chardonnay , Decorative Plumbing and Hardware Association , French oak barrels , Furnishings Fixtures , mirrors , native trails , Reclaimed Materials , San Luis Obispo , vanities , Wine Barrels

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Gnocchi Mac n’ Cheese

October 26, 2011 by  
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© Jerry James Stone via Flickr Mac n’ cheese is somewhat of a guilty pleasure, no? Like, it almost feels wrong to eat it once you no longer live in the college dormitory; I said almost! But it is one of my favorite comfort foods and I do not plan to give it up anytime soon. Well, this recipe makes the dish feel a bit more “grown up” if you will. So, go get your comfort on with a nicely chilled glass of Chardonnay. The variety has just the right amount of acid to stand up to the creaminess of the cheese sauce. Pinot noir is another good choice…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Brie and Grilled Pear Crostini

September 30, 2011 by  
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Photos by Jaymi Heimbuch When I’m looking for an excuse to open up a bottle of wine, this is my go-to recipe. It’s quick, simple and very, very yummy. Besides, I need something to pair with my wine, right? Enjoy this appetizer with a Chardonnay or a Champagne. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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