English vineyards report ‘catastrophic’ damage after severe April frost

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

h/t Quaseoveritas

From the Guardian:

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English winemakers are reporting “catastrophic” crop damage after the worst frost in a generation wiped out at least half of this year’s grape harvest.

Chris White, the chief executive of Denbies Wine Estate in Surrey, said up to 75% of its crop was damaged by last week’s sub-zero temperatures: “The temperature dropped to -6C and at that level it causes catastrophic damage to buds,” he said.

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