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Even Climate Change Is Good For Something: German Wine

It may be springtime for vintners in Germany. As average temperatures there soared 1.4 degrees centigrade over the last 40 years, the country already famous for its crisp pilsners and Riesling white wines has become more hospitable to the hard-to-grow grapes used to make pinot noir. So the quality of spätburgunder ? as the Germans call it ? is rising. Bloomberg dubbed it the “buzzy alternative” to increasingly pricey red wines from France’s Burgundy region, which has been ravaged in recent years by unpredictable weather.
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