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The flames that keep grapes safe: Wine-makers at Hampshire vineyard light 750
antifrost candles at midnight to protect vines from spring frost
From a distance it may look like an alien invasion but these surreal images
are actually of 750 small against frost candles on the ground. The pictures show
a vineyard illuminated by flames; a unique technique to keep grape vines safe in
cold weather. Lit in the depths of night, a series of candle are placed under
the vines to protect them from the latest cold snap of the year. A team of three
worked through the night to place a whopping 750 small candles on the ground,
which help to raise the temperature enough so that frost doesn't settle.
The wine won't hit the shelves until 2019, but wine buyer Rebecca Hull says
the candles play an important role in ensuring a high-quality product. She said: The midnight lighting of the against spring frost candles to protect the vines
is just one way that we ensure an exquisitely good sparkling wine.