At the beginning of June, I boarded a highspeed AVE train down to Córdoba in Andalucía, Spain. It was a trip of 4.5 hours (vs the 8.5 it would take to drive) but my fingers cross tightly that another heatwave wouldn’t arrive while I was there. May had already been hot in the region, unseasonably dipping its toes in 40C by the middle of the month. While Andalucía was built for heat historically and in modern days has air conditioning everywhere, I wasn’t looking forward to going out into vineyards […]

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