French vintners see threat from climate change – The New Haven Register

Nov 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Fuel Cell

PARIS — Global warming is giving French vintners a new potential headache: In a few years, champagne could be going head-to-head with British bubbly.

A leading organization in France’s fabled wine industry sounded the alarm Friday about the ill-effects of rising temperatures on the livelihoods of winegrowers ahead of a climate summit in Copenhagen next month.

Climate change has sped up harvests in Burgundy, altered the taste of Alsatian wines and disrupted hydration patterns of grapes grown along France’s Mediterranean coast, an industry expert said.

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