Drinks - bye bye Chardonnay, farewell Sauvignon
‘We drink basically the same wine as we did in the roman times’ - says the title of article published yesterday by NPR. Although anyone who knows something about wines would not necessarily agree here, the point is to draw out attention to DNA of the grape varieties we currently grow. There is a new research where the DNA of ancient grapes was compared to the ones we cultivate today around the world. The find shows we grew so fond of our old favourites that we have managed to keep the varieties practically unchanged. Why is it important now? Because of the issues we now face with climate change. The researches are worried the varieties will have problems adapting to new weather conditions in wine growing regions and we may face with grape shortages. God forbid! The suggested solution is to start working on new varieties that would be more adaptable to the weather changes. Interesting, right?