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How Climate Change Could Impact Global Alcohol Supply

Diageo Plc, the world’s biggest spirits company, is worried that climate change is going to make scarce the one ingredient that’s essential for making all of its alcoholic drinks: water. Water security poses the most significant climate change-related risk for…

The Austrian winemakers switching grapes to account for climate change

The effects of climate change are changing Austria’s wine industry. Rising summer temperatures mean many wines are losing acidity and tasting less fresh. But some winemakers are hoping alternative grape varieties could save the day. On the shores of Lake…

To cope with climate change, California tries new crops – CalMatters

In summary The future of farming in California is changing as the planet warms, altering the rain and heat patterns that guide which crops are grown where. “We’re adjusting for survival,” one grower said. In a world of worsening heatwaves,…

Climate change: How it’s endangering Australian wine – BBC

Brown Family Wine Group By Tiffanie Turnbull BBC News, Sydney In 2008, the Brown family watched on helplessly as destructive bushfires ripped through the Victoria countryside. For them, it was a wakeup call. It was the third time in several…

As the climate warms, New Zealand winemakers grapple with a changing landscape

At what point is a Marlborough sauvignon blanc so sweet it no longer tastes like a Marlborough sauvignon blanc? That is one of the questions that New Zealand winemakers are grappling with as the country experiences an increasingly warm, dry…

Canada’s CBC Falsely Claims Climate Change Threatening Vineyards

CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster, published a confusing article that claims Canadian vineyards are suffering due to climate change, and that genetic engineering is going to be needed in order to help certain grape varietals survive in Canada. While it may…

Climate-resistant grapes? Spanish winemakers revive ancient varieties

The ads – tucked in the corners of local newspapers and directed at winemakers – began turning up across Catalonia in the 1980s. “If you know where to find any uncommon grape varieties, please get in touch,” they read. Dozens…

‘Help us fight’: California farmers ask for more aid after deadly storms

As a series of deadly storms whipped through California’s wine country, liquefying fields and turning vineyards into wading pools, thousands of farm workers in the region were forced to stay home. Though the power has been long since restored and…

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