Heading for the Hills: Spanish Winemakers Adapt to Global Warming

Photograph by Lucia Herrero for TIME

Keeping cool Vineyard manager Xavier Admella Baulies checks on grapevines in the Pyrenees

When the Spanish winemaker Miguel Torres was a young man, his father sent him to Chile. It was 1979, and the South American country was years away from being recognized for the quality of its wine. But the elder Torres was thinking about the future. He had not forgotten the chaos of the Spanish Civil War, when he twice faced death and the family winery was seized by one side, then bombed by the other. Torres' father reasoned that a landholding in the New World that was climatically suitable for growing wine would hedge against instability at...

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