Champagne industry forced to respond to climate change

Signal of change / Champagne industry forced to respond to climate change

By Neil Gunn / 18 Sep 2017

One of the oldest industries in Europe - French Champagne making, is investing in grape technology to respond to more uncertain and unsuitable growing conditions in their region of France. The age-old combination of grape types is even being influenced, with the introduction of hybrids that combine disease-resistant and temperature -tolerant characteristics.

These environmental factors, likely a result of climate change, combined with economic pressure caused by Brexit uncertainty and increasing competition from wine makers in other regions of Europe, have forced the industry to respond.



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