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Heat Wave Hits Australia Harvest

Tyson Stelzer
Issue: May 31, 2008

A record-breaking heat wave hit South Australia in the middle of this year's harvest, sending the grapes' sugar levels soaring and forcing winemakers to scramble to harvest their fruit. Adelaide, the city closest to Australia's major winegrowing regions, sweltered through 15 consecutive days above 95° F (35° C), the longest heat wave recorded in any Australian capital city.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands April 23, 2008.

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