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How a Changing Climate Is Altering the Way We Drink

Climate change is set to transform global agriculture, causing problems like flooding and new pests in some areas, while extending growing seasons in others. And the wine industry is no exception. Look no further than Napa and Sonoma, where vineyards are grappling with drought and wildfires. Meanwhile, bubbly makers in southern England are looking to benefit from the rising temperatures. 

Join us as Brian Freedman, author of the new book Crushed, looks at what global warming could mean for your favorite bottle of wine. He’ll be joined in conversation by winemakers from Larkmead, Iron Horse, and Kutch wineries, who will share firsthand experiences of how they are adapting to climate change. Join us for the conversation on the future of wine, and for a special wine tasting curated by our speakers.

April 25, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Brian Freedman

Author, Crushed: How a Changing Climate Is Altering the Way We Drink; Wine, Spirits, Travel and Food Writer

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Avery Heelan

Winemaker, Larkmead Winery

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Jamie Kutch

Owner and Winemaker, Kutch Wines

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Joy Sterling

CEO, Iron Horse Vineyards

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Spencer Christian

Weather Forecaster, ABC7 News; Twitter @SpencerABC7—Moderator