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Cold Climate Grape Growers Meet in England

If you thought that cold climate grapes are only used in the Midwest and parts of NY state you are wrong. Very wrong. Cold climate grapes are being used around the world including unexpected places such as England where there is a thriving wine industry that embraces these varieties for making sparkling wines. Don't call it Champagne or the Wine Police will chase after you. Even if a wine is made in the traditional Champagne method, it cannot be called Champagne unless it is from that specific area and made from three approved grapes (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Petite Meunier). The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium was held last week in Britain and some central themes are starting

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