Inside Wine: Water Hazards

Irrigating vines is a necessity for some, but a crime for others
From the Mar 31, 2005, issue
Nature often fails to cooperate with winemakers. Depending on the region, vintners face a fairly consistent set of challenges, one of which is drought. Despite its antiquity, irrigation remains a crucial tool in the modern vintner's repertoire. Learn where irrigation is a common practice (and where it's forbidden), and which techniques vintners use to best serve their vineyards.

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