Sparkling wine likely to be affected by global warming

The warmer climate will affect the flavour and aroma of the wine

Alcohol, Alcohol deal, Champagne, Sparkling grape, Wine, Wines

Sparkling wines like cava and champagne are likely to be hit by global warming, according to a new study by the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

The study looked at grape varieties in the northeastern parts of Spain that produce cava wine. It found that as the world starts to heat up, the warmer climate will affect the flavour and aroma of the wine. 

The aroma and flavour would be affected if temperatures continue to rise as this will lead to the grapes ripening quicker.

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Quartz reports that if temperatures rise by as much as 5℃ by the end of the century, as some models predict, “it could change the fundamentals of the grape varieties,” Thibaut Le Mailloux of the Champagne Committee, a trade association, told the The Telegraph. “It is absolutely essential to start research now because in 25 years it will be too late.”

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