Category Archives: Climate Change

The Future Bordeaux – No More Merlot?

The weather is a hot topic at the moment in scientific circles as well as amongst us ordinary folk. The big question seems to be whether climate change, and in particular global warming, is making our weather worse – or … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Champagne

The Drinks Business reported last week that Champagne was getting too warm for the Pinot Meunier grape according to a number of growers in the region. The Champagne AOC has 7 permitted grapes: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris … Continue reading

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Horses and Viticulture – Around the Globe

I spotted some fantastic photos recently of a mule working the vines (taken by J-P Lamarque) at Domaine de Chevalier whilst the horses were resting. You can find a selection of photos of the mule in the vineyards on their … Continue reading

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Bordeaux Looks to Forgotten Grapes to Combat Global Warming

AFP are reporting that wine growers in France are starting to worry that global warming is giving them too much of a good thing. Predicted increases in average temperatures of two, three or even four degrees Celsius (3.6 to 7.2 … Continue reading

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Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte transports wine by Sailing Ship

Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte has joined the roll of wine producers who are transporting wine by sailing ship to combat their carbon footprints. Smith Haut Lafitte’s latest vintage wines will be shipped to North America in the 106 year-old British … Continue reading

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Northern Wines

The press have reported that the first commercially-produced wine from grapes ripened in Scotland is to be launched, if there is enough sunshine. Hotelier Pete Gottgens is setting up Scotland’s first vineyard on the banks of Loch Tay and plans … Continue reading

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Global Warming and French Wine

There has been speculation that as the world warms, French wine growers could find themselves in a hotspot. The Associated Press is reporting that Global Warming is giving French vintners a new potential headache: in a few years, Champagne could … Continue reading

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Global Warming and French Wine

There has been speculation that as the world warms, French wine growers could find themselves in a hotspot. The Associated Press is reporting that Global Warming is giving French vintners a new potential headache: in a few years, Champagne could … Continue reading

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Wine By Boat

The sea freight versus air freight argument has been going on for some time now and there have been a number of ventures to ship wine to the UK by sailing ships. Tescos became the first major UK retailer to … Continue reading

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Wine By Boat

The sea freight versus air freight argument has been going on for some time now and there have been a number of ventures to ship wine to the UK by sailing ships. Tescos became the first major UK retailer to … Continue reading

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