Polar Vortex

Polar vortex wipes out 2014 Niagara Merlot

The polar vortex in North America earlier this year has all but wiped out the Merlot crop in Niagara, with Sauvignon Blanc also severely affected.

Help sought for vineyards battered by Polar Vortex

A US Senator is calling on the US Department of Agriculture to approve an emergency loan scheme to protect vineyards damaged by this year's extreme cold winter.

Agricultural disaster declared in New York

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared an "agricultural disaster" in 19 upstate New York counties following a "long and bitter" cold winter.

Polar vortex wipes out 2014 Niagara Merlot

The polar vortex in North America earlier this year has all but wiped out the Merlot crop in Niagara, with Sauvignon Blanc also severely affected.

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