Wine supplies could be at risk due to global warming, since grapes are vulnerable to changes in temperatures and the seasons. A recent New York Times article suggested that winemakers are spreading to colder regions and higher altitudes to avoid roasting grapes in the traditional vineyards.

Adapting wines to this change formed the backdrop to a special experiment launched to the International Space Station on Friday (March 6). The Space Cargo Unlimited mission will examine two competing vine types — Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon — to see how they perform during six months of storage in space…

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