Napa winemakers are trying to fight climate change

Climate change now poses an existential threat to cabernet and other quintessential Napa wines.

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Pass the shiraz, please: How Australia's wine industry can adapt to climate change

Many Australians enjoy a glass of homegrown wine, and A$2.78 billion worth is exported each year. But hotter, drier conditions under climate change means there are big changes ahead for our wine producers.

Better wines among the pines: Agroforestry can climate-proof grapes, French researchers show

As the world warms due to climate change, winemakers are struggling to maintain the quality of their product.

Taking New Zealand wine carbon neutral to lure younger buyers

New Zealand wine producers, both big and small, are innovating to meet the challenge of making their industry carbon neutral by 2050.

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Climate change forces cognac makers to consider other grape varieties

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Protecting California’s legendary wine may come down to one pollutant

Wine is likely to be among the casualties of climate change, with some regions suffering more loss than others. But in California, air pollution regulations to target one pollutant in particular are actually working to save the grapes, and keep your favorite pinot noir on the table.

Warming winter (almost) cuts off a sweet wine tradition in Germany

Years of milder temperatures have made German ice wine, produced since 1830, increasingly rare and expensive. This year, the industry body says, there will be only a few bottles.

No ice wine for you: Warm winter nixes special German wine

A warm winter means that, for apparently the first time in the history of German winemaking, the country's fabled vineyards will produce no ice wine - a pricey, golden nectar made from grapes that have been left to freeze on the vine.

From grape to grain: how a warming climate is changing what we eat and drink

Australia is known for its fresh food and great wine – but that could change as the weather becomes hotter, drier and more unpredictable. One winemaker is racing to adapt.

No more Shiraz? Australia's favorite grape could be a victim of climate change

Shiraz, called Syrah everywhere else in the world, isn't that suited to Australia's hot and dry climate in the first place, according to Topper's Mountain Wines manager Jan Taborsky.

After the wildfires: tourist firms in California's wine country say no one is coming

In a region ruled by an industry where image means everything, Guerneville is experiencing an unforeseen economic impact of climate change.

The grapes of warmth: Winemakers consider switching varieties as climate changes

Adopting drought- and heat-tolerant grape varieties could help winemakers grappling with the effects of climate change, says new research from the University of British Columbia.

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