Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CO2 so dramatically overheated this Russian winter that bitter cold only destroyed half of the vineyards

Bitter Cold Destroys Half of Russia’s Vineyards

The worst cold in Russia’s south for the past twenty-five years caused a disaster for the country's vineyards, which is comparable to the damage inflicted by the anti-alcohol campaign initiated by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, the Argumenty Nedeli weekly newspaper reported on Wednesday.

The temperatures, which plunged to minus 25 degrees Celsius (minus 13 degrees Fahrenheit) in February, destroyed over a half the vineyards on the Taman Peninsula and the Krasnodar Territory.

No comments: