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Tuesday 9 February 2016

Climate Change

Rain plunges Scottish wine hopes into crisis

Fife may not be the new Loire quite yet, as the owner of Scotland’s only commercially focused vineyard reveals that the business is in crisis owing to too much rain.

Monday, February 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Cold 2015 chills UK drinks industry

Monthly UK temperatures for 2015 have been at least 1°C colder on average than in 2014, which will have contributed to a stifling of drinks sales, new research shows.

Monday, November 30th, 2015 No Comments »

Climate change a ‘big bonus’ for English wine

Global warming and other symptoms of climate change are good for winemaking in England, one of the country’s leading wine educators has said.

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 No Comments »

Torres revives ‘ancestral’ varieties

Torres has revived two more “ancestral” varieties as part of its long-running project to bring back forgotten grapes.

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 1 Comment »

Is climate change altering wine tastes?

Climate change is altering the tastes of wine drinkers, encouraging them to prefer intense, higher alcohol wines, according to research by Naked Wines.

Monday, March 30th, 2015 No Comments »

TWE working to resist climate change

Treasury Wine Estates is looking to water vines underground and increase fermentation capacity to help mitigate the impact of climate change on its vineyards.

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 No Comments »

Climate change behind Tasmanian wine growth

Warmer weather is driving a boom in Tasmanian wine as wineries look to expand to cooler climes.

Monday, July 28th, 2014 No Comments »

Winemakers must prepare for temperature extremes

Winemakers must prepare themselves for increased warming and greater extremes, a viticultural research climatologist has warned.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Cabernet now world’s most planted grape

Cabernet Sauvignon is the world’s most widely planted grape variety, a recent study from the University of Adelaide has found.

Monday, January 6th, 2014 No Comments »

UK vineyards set to benefit from climate change

Britain could become one of the world’s key wine producers by the middle of this century as global warming moves the limits of viticulture further north.

Monday, December 16th, 2013 1 Comment »

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