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    Musings on recent visit to New Zealand

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    Some musings following the recent MW visit to New Zealand in February 2019 Not intended to be exhaustive – simply a summary of some of the highlights, key learnings, wines/producers I will be looking out for in the future…….and general reflections.  Climate change – more likely to be wetter in...
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    International Cool Climate Wine Symposium

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    International Cool Climate Wine Symposium 2016 What I learnt! – Richard Bampfield MW Viticulture Climate Change – it is the increased variability of temperature as much as the increase that is the real issue. Higher temperatures seem to be accompanied by more variable and often increased rainfall. So we are...