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THE 2015 VINTAGE in Australia was described as early by some, and several producers have reported yet an earlier start to vintage in 2016. Increasingly earlier harvests have been linked to global warming due to rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, and an article in the just-released January-February issue of the Wine & Viticulture Journal fills some knowledge gaps by reporting on the preliminary results of a local trial into the effects of higher carbon dioxide on winegrapes.