Spotlight - Climate change and the drinks industry

Hotter summers may have created some bumper years for drinks producers but climate change represents serious challenges to the drinks industry, not only in areas such as water and energy supply but in the case of wine in threatening the viability of established growing areas. Mark Rowe reports.

Climate change poses challenges for drinks industry

6 February 2007

Hotter summers may have created some bumper years for drinks producers but climate change represents serious challenges to the drinks industry, not only in areas such as water and energy supply but in the case of wine in threatening the viability of established growing areas. Mark Rowe reports.

US: Climate change to hit Californian wine output

11 December 2006

Californian wine production could plummet by the middle of the century because of climate change, a new study warns.

AUS: Oz wine sector upbeat despite drought and frost

10 November 2006

The Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation has said that despite the individual pain felt by many winemakers in the country, the Australian wine sector is coping with the drought and frost that has hit this year’s vintage. However, he also admitted that it was hard to put a number on the exact damage done by the difficult growing conditions.

SPAIN: Drought expected to cut wine harvest

20 September 2005

The wine harvest in Spain is expected to be reduced substantially as a result of the drought the country has been experiencing.

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