Fishy Vines Produce Great Wines
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne with the ingredients for a perfect California wine: grapes, sunshine, water, and dead salmon. Researchers found that when Salmon died naturally in two Northern California rivers, the fish were eaten by animals. The animals then converted the fish into a nitrogen-rich fertilizer for grapevines. Thus improving the quantity, and even quality, of the grapes. Says researcher Joseph Merz: no doubt, some of the best California wine has salmon in it.
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