German winegrowers were surprised by an early, short 2006 vintage
Few wine regions have benefited more from global warming than have Germany's northern grapegrowing areas. Since 1988 a series of fine vintages has turned out plenty of great Riesling. In 2006, however, German winegrowers were put to the test; the year's harvest produced more mixed results and less consistency than any of the previous five vintages.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands March 12, 2008.