Money Talks | 03.09.2008 | 04:30
Spanish Wine Industry Suffers From Climate Change
Ten years ago, most Spanish vineyards would start gathering their grapes during September, but temperatures have been rising, resulting in many grape varieties ripening up to a month earlier.
Until now, the changes to the grapes caused by higher temperatures, such as faster maturation, have generally had a positive impact on the wine's taste. But with temperatures expected to continue going up, climate change poses a threat to Spain's wine industry and a challenge for winemakers worldwide.
Report: Danny Wood