Blight threatens to devastate Spain’s sherry grape harvest

Blight threatens to devastate Spain’s sherry grape harvest

A warm and wet spring has caused havoc in the vineyards of Andalusia where vintners report that fungus is threatening this year’s sherry production. Winegrowers fear that as much as 80 percent of their crop could be destroyed thanks to mildew fungus caused by warm temperatures and unusually high rainfall during spring. Wine producing cooperatives across the Jerez region, which lent its name to the fortified wine, have reported devastating effects on their crop.

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