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  1. French Wines Wither as Climate Changes

    In France, winemaking seems a calling that time forgot, but climate change has jolted vintners into the 21st century. The country’s wealthiest producers don’t want to acknowledge the risks facing their grapes or bank accounts — one even suggests that warming could be beneficial — but they’re already feeling the impact of rising temperatures. The maturation of grapes for prized Châteauneuf-du-Pape, for example, has seen worrisome acceleration since 2008, so if you’re planning to invest in a bottle, do it now.

    Der Spiegel

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