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The foggy future for European vineyards

Effect of climate change on European vineyards

"Wine's at a curious crossroads and the future is as foggy as an especially opaque Tyne morning.
Pulling in opposite directions are a legacy of Robert Parker and dawning modernism that is attempting to keep pace with climate change.

One positive aspect of Parker's influence was the drive for riper fruit. Remember, here we are talking about the very early 1980s when vine growing and wine making was still essentially much as it had been for decades. The two principal issues with French (and much European, for that matter) wine related to unsanitary conditions in the winery and under-ripeness of the fruit at harvest..."

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