Polar Blasts Hit French Vintners

Plus, a second life for grape skins and a Napa rebirth

Polar Blasts Hit French Vintners
Winegrowers employed every method possible to combat the frost, including burning anti-frost candles amid the vines. (SEBASTIEN SALOM-GOMIS/AFP/Getty Images)
From the Jul 31, 2021, issue

In Wine Spectator’s recent news roundup, French vintners scramble to save their crop as frost destroys young vine buds. In California, scientists find new life for grape skins and a historic Napa vineyard returns after the Glass fire.

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