Tagged: wine

New Zealand science looks to the future – Sciblogs Horizon Scan - News

John Kerr Feb 20, 2017

Pandemics, predators and predicting sea-level rise are just a few of the issues covered in our Sciblogs Horizon Scan special series. We asked experts across the spectrum of New Zealand science to give us their take on the big issues in their field and what might be around the corner. What does the future hold in store for New Zealand … Read More

Shifting climate and Sauvignon blanc style – Can you taste the future? - Guest Work

Guest Work Feb 10, 2017

By Dr Glen Creasy, Senior Lecturer in Viticulture, Lincoln University. Wine is a fascinating beverage. It is the culmination of a myriad of effects on the grapevine and its fruit, decisions made by the winemaker, handling of the bottles and the time until it’s poured into your glass. It is an expression of the environment it was made in, … Read More

In vino, climate veritas: Salinger on warming and the new world of wine - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 23, 2014

Wine grapes are a climatically sensitive crop grown across a fairly narrow geographic range. Growing season temperatures for high-quality wine production is generally limited to 13–21°C on the average. This currently encompasses the Old World appellation regions of France, Italy, Germany, Spain and the Balkans, and those developing New World regions in California, Chile, Argentina, […] … Read More

Living in a warmer world - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Mar 03, 2014

This year really has started with a bang. An unusual concatenation of weather extremes — Britain’s stormy and wet winter – the wettest since records began, 250 years ago – the warm winter in Russia and Alaska, drought in California and Australian heatwaves — has caused many people to consider the role that climate change […] … Read More

NZ government climate policy: look, a squirrel! - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2013

Two major new government reports on New Zealand’s emissions projections and the expected impacts of four degrees of warming on NZ agriculture were released without fanfare last Friday — the timing clearly designed to minimise media fallout from reports that highlight the paucity and ineffectiveness of current climate policy settings. Climate change minister Tim Groser […] … Read More

NZCCC 2013: Barry Smit on adaptation – Inuit, wine and uncertainty - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 07, 2013

Kicking off the afternoon sessions on the first day of this year’s NZ CCC conference, Professor Barry Smit of the University of Guelph in Canada launched his keynote — titled From theory to practice, from impacts to adaptation (abstract) — with a rousing climate version of Let It Be. I caught up with him during [...] … Read More

The climate terroirist — Gladstones’ new bag - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 08, 2012

Regular listeners to The Climate Show will know that I often witter on about what I’ve been up to in my little vineyard. At Limestone Hills we grow pinot noir and syrah grapes and make small quantities of wine. It’s more than drinkable. One day it may even be very good. If we get that [...] … Read More

Don Brash: climate cluelessâ„¢ to the core - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jun 30, 2011

The new leader of New Zealand’s far-right ACT Party — the former National Party leader, Don Brash — has confirmed that he’s a fully paid up member of the climate cluelessâ„¢, a worthy successor to Rodney Hide, and perfectly on side with major ACT Party backer, millionaire Alan Gibbs (who just happens to be on [...] … Read More

Wine and the Watchtower - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 23, 2010

This photo has always impressed me. A fantastic view from the International Space Station. Locals will recognise our prime wine growing areas of the Wairarapa, Blenhiem, Nelson, Waipara and Canterbury. It also reminds me – I saw some god botherers … Continue reading → … Read More

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