CLIMATE RESEARCH 

 This area highlights academic research on wine and climate, with a focus on articles with full text available through Open Access Journals

Viticultural climatic indices were assessed for the evaluation of the meteorological variations in the requirements of wine cultivars. The applied bioclimatic indices have been widely used to provide an initial evaluation of climate change impacts on grapevine and to delineate wine regions and suitable areas for planting around the world. The study was carried out over a period of 16 years (from 2000 to 2015) in five Designation of Origin areas in Northwestern Spain located in the Eurosiberian region, the transition zone between the Eurosiberian and the Mediterranean areas, and in the Mediterranean area. In addition, the high-resolution meteorological dataset “Spain02” was applied to the bioclimatic indices for the period 1950–2095. 

Agriculture 2020, 10(12), 605; https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture10120605

RESPONSE OF WILD BEE DIVERSITY, ABUNDANCE, AND FUNCTIONAL TRAITS TO VINEYARD INTER-ROW MANAGMENT AND LANDSCAPE DIVERSITY ACROSS EUROPE. 

 Kratschmer S, Pachinger B, Schwantzer M, et al. Response of wild bee diversity, abundance, and functional traits to vineyard inter-row management intensity and landscape diversity across Europe. Ecol Evol. 2019;9(7):4103-4115. Published 2019 Mar 12. doi:10.1002/ece3.5039

CLIMATE CHANGE CONTRIBUTES TO WIDESPREAD DECLINE AMONG BUMBLE BEES ACROSS CONTINENTS

Soroye P, Newbold T, Kerr J. Climate change contributes to widespread declines among bumble bees across continents. Science. 2020 Feb 7;367(6478):685-688. doi: 10.1126/science.aax8591. PMID: 32029628.

CONTROLLING THE IMPACT OF THE MANAGED HONEYBEE  ON WILD BEES IN PROTECTED AREAS

Henry M, Rodet G. Controlling the impact of the managed honeybee on wild bees in protected areas. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):9308. Published 2018 Jun 18. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-27591-y

TECHNIQUES FOR MITIGATING THE EFFECTS OF SMOKE TAINT WHILE MAINTAINING QUALITY: A REVIEW

Mirabelli-Montan YA, Marangon M, Graça A, Mayr Marangon CM, Wilkinson KL. Techniques for Mitigating the Effects of Smoke Taint While Maintaining Quality in Wine Production: A Review. Molecules. 2021 Mar 17;26(6):1672. doi: 10.3390/molecules26061672. PMID: 33802808; PMCID: PMC8002560.

WILDFIRE STATISTICS (UNITED STATES)

Congressional Research Service. Wildfire Statistics. Available online: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/IF10244.pdf (accessed on

13 May 2021).

GEORGIAN GRAPEVINE CULTIVARS: ANCIENT BIODIVERSITY FOR FUTURE VITICULTURE

Sargolzaei M, Rustioni L, Cola G, Ricciardi V, Bianco PA, Maghradze D, Failla O, Quaglino F, Toffolatti SL, De Lorenzis G. Georgian Grapevine Cultivars: Ancient Biodiversity for Future Viticulture. Front Plant Sci. 2021 Feb 5;12:630122. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.630122. PMID: 33613611; PMCID: PMC7892605.

Morales-Castilla I, García de Cortázar-Atauri I, Cook BI, Lacombe T, Parker A, van Leeuwen C, Nicholas KA, Wolkovich EM. Diversity buffers winegrowing regions from climate change losses. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Feb 11;117(6):2864-2869. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1906731117. Epub 2020 Jan 27. Erratum in: Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Dec 1;117(48):30860. PMID: 31988113; PMCID: PMC7022210.

Suter B, Destrac Irvine A, Gowdy M, Dai Z, van Leeuwen C. Adapting Wine Grape Ripening to Global Change Requires a Multi-Trait Approach. Front Plant Sci. 2021 Feb 5;12:624867. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2021.624867. PMID: 33613606; PMCID: PMC7893094.