Mick O’Connell: How the wine world is adapting to the new realities of climate change
From rediscovering old grapes to purchasing land in new areas, winemakers are using a variety of tools to cope with the changing climate
At this year’s Electric Picnic festival, I was involved in a panel discussion which focused on what we would be drinking in 2050. It’s an impossible topic to discuss without looking at climate change, the impact of which is seen so acutely in wine production.
Regions that were once marginal for the ripening of grapes now experience heat waves, drought and weather events that can wipe out a year’s work overnight.
One way of coping ...