Global Warming is Changing the Wine Business

By on Thursday, August 8th, 2013

We often think about climate change as something that will increase the intensity of storms and raise sea levels, but it will also have an impact on wine production and other agriculture. It’s not hard to imagine since hotter summers and shifting weather will change growing conditions in some of the most prestigious regions for wine growing, including Bordeaux and Rhône Valleys in France and Tuscany in Italy. A paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, examined how the changing climate will alter how wine cultivators will need to adapt their irrigation and even planting seasons to maintain production as the environment becomes more challenging. Businessweek explains the complications further.

Written by Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Hitched, a service and lifestyle online magazine for married couples. When Steve is not not researching or dispensing relationship information, he's reading, eating or marrying flavors together in the kitchen.

Leave your comment