What Climate Change Means for France’s Famed Wine Regions

What Climate Change Means for France’s Famed Wine Regions

by Julia Fine, ODP Contributing Writer Climate change is transforming the taste of Burgundy wine grapes, National Geographic reported. According to a study published last year out of Climate of the Past, which examined almost 700 years of wine records from Beaune, France,  from 1354 until 1987, grapes were “on average picked from 28 September […]

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Napa Valley Must Get Serious About Climate Change

Napa Valley Must Get Serious About Climate Change

The cabernet grape is a staple of Napa Valley winemaking, but like many other California crops, cabernet is coming under increased threat from climate change. The SF Chronicle reported that  “as Napa’s wine industry continues to confront rising temperatures, increasingly frequent wildfires, intermittent drought and erratic weather, a small but growing contingent of vintners is […]

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One Bubbly Problem: Soil Erosion in Italy

One Bubbly Problem: Soil Erosion in Italy

Italy is known for its delicious Prosecco – a sparkling wine from Italy that is similar to champagne.  As its popularity expands, so does the “footprint” of this wine — and a new study says it is unsustainable at its current rate of growth.  The Washington Post reports that increasing demand for the prosecco seems […]

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