Australia winemakers battle against warming

Dec 24, 2016

Australia winemakers battle against warming

When an unprecedented heatwave hit South Australia state, home to the world-renowned Barossa Valley winemaking region, viticulturists fretted about the impact on their grapes. The crops survived, but the extreme weather last year was a reminder of how climate change can hurt a resurgent ...

Top-notch Japanese grapes fetch a record $5,400: reports

Jul 6, 2014

Top-notch Japanese grapes fetch a record $5,400: reports

A bridal couple at a wedding venue in Ishikawa Prefecture will have a special treat at their banquet: a bunch of fresh, juicy grapes that cost a record $5,400. A wedding hall operator bought the Ruby Roman grapes at auction for a whopping ¥550,000 ...

Yamanashi grape crop resilient after snow

Apr 16, 2014

Yamanashi grape crop resilient after snow

Grape growers in the city of Yamanashi, hit hard by record snowfalls in February, harvested the year’s first crop of Delaware grapes Wednesday. The farmers, located in the nation’s biggest grape-producing prefecture of Yamanashi, plan to deliver the freshly harvested Delaware grapes mainly to ...