Storms Devastate Port Wine Crops
It looks like 2006 is not going to be a good year for port wine or that the 2006 vintage could be pricey. The AP reports that storms have damaged up to 80 percent of Portugal's port grapes in some areas. The storms, which included hail the size of quail eggs, devastated thousands of acres in the most important port-producing regions. The loss could be equivalent to more than 580,000 gallons of wine. Could this be part of the overall effect of global warming on wine?