As Climate Change Affects Wine, Tasters Have Trouble Keeping Up

NEWBERG, OR — APRIL 11: Last month, heavy rain drenched Oregon’s Willamette Valley Wine Country, causing serious flooding in much of the state. Photo: George Rose/Getty Images

In the summer of 2018, the Klondike fire burned 175,000 acres in southern Oregon, which directly affected the Rogue Valley wine region. After the fire, major out-of-state grape buyer canceled large orders from the Oregon grape growers, claiming smoke taint — totaling about 2,000 tons from 15 growers…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jason Wilson

Jason Wilson

Editor, Everyday Drinking. Author of Godforsaken Grapes, Boozehound, & The Cider Revival. Series editor, The Best American Travel Writing. everydaydrinking.com