Global warming threatens to redraw world’s wine map: experts

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Champagne produced in southern England? Bordeaux in the Loire Valley?

Climate change is threatening to redraw the world’s wine-producing map, and the effects are already being seen in earlier harvests and coarser wines, experts told an international conference Friday.

“The consequences of global warming are already being felt. Harvests are already coming 10 days earlier than before in almost all wine-growing regions,” said Bernard Seguin, the head of climate studies at France’s INRA agricultural research institute.

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