Friday, August 17, 2007

Wine before its time alarms Italy

Global warming, or perhaps just a hot summer, puts the nation's grape harvest on a fast track

..."I'm a bit scared," Filippi said, pulling and snipping a thick, juicy bunch of white grapes from the vines of the Castel de Paolis estate. "I've never picked grapes this early in the season. We're used to picking grapes in October. That's when the grape festivals are. Even my father is saying: What the hell has gone wrong with the world?"

I'm with ya, papa.

From the Chicago Tribune