Saturday, 20 May 2017

Alternative Frost Protection

This year many local vineyards have been hit by frost. Some have resorted to laboriously laying out and lighting dozens of frost candles in the vineyards every night when frost was predicted. Others have really gone to extreme lengths and hired helicopters to hover over the vines in the early morning.

I think the solution might be simpler, although it might need some experimentation to establish the most reliable method. The question is does the winemaker buy several sets and drape them around the vineyards at risk, or is just wearing them discreetly sufficient? Do other brands work or only this one?

In case you are wondering what I'm on about, Antigel is a line of underwear and swimwear by Lise Charmel. Antigel means 'anti-freeze'.


Le Pré de la Forge said...

Thank you for that.... never heard of Antigel.... Damart, tho', would have made more sense to me. Where, tho', does it say Antigel in the picture?

Susan said...

Bottom left. Sorry, the photo is bad because it was so brightly sunny the contrast was too great for my camera to cope with.

Le Pré de la Forge said...

The worst sort of lighting.... it does sometimes make me think about dabbling with HDR.... but then the thought of all the pfaff makes me see sense.

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