Bordeaux: A difficult conversations about climate change

As the impacts of climate change accelerate, and emissions, rather than going down, actually rose by 2.7% in 2018 (an increase from 1.6% in 2017), the conversations emerging from within wine producing regions is both necessary and brave.

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Interview: How winemakers in Bordeaux are responding to climate change

While we were tasting with Stéphane Dupuch at Chateau Sainte-Marie, a conversation began about how winemakers are responding to the challenges they are facing from weather extremes as a result of changing climate. Stéphane's answers are candid and insightful in giving us a snapshot of the current situation.

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Fladgate Partnership CEO, Adrian Bridge, responds to climate change impacts in the vineyard

 Wine production in Europe has fallen to 50-year lows due to the impacts of extreme weather events including hail, frost, drought, and rot. No one knows this better than Adrian Bridge, CEO of the Fladgate Partnership, a company that owns some of the biggest names in port including Taylor, Croft, and Fonseca. 

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AOC Ventoux is breaking through

It’s a scorching summer evening in Regent’s Park and what is my glass is of premium importance. The fact that Britain is experiencing a thorough multi-day licking from the sun, is itself unconventional, as are the pourers at this evenings tasting: 4 wine producers from the appellation AOC Ventoux in the southern Rhone.

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Champagne and climate change - interview with Thibaut de Mailloux

We caught up with Thibaut de Mailloux - Director of Communications, CIVC - to talk about how the Champagne region is responding to call on winemaking regions to take action to reduce emissions and become more sustainable. 

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Champagne Taittinger's bright future in England

Introducing Taittinger in Kent: Domaine Evremond

Much of the wine news is rightly centred on the recent frosts that have now claimed some substantial victims in southern England right on the back of losses in Champagne, Burgundy, Bordeaux and the Loire. 

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Didier Gimonnet on Climate Change & Champagne

“We have lost 1 point in acidity and gained 1 point in alcohol... If the climate keeps changing a lot… probably we are going to produce great Burgundy in 100 years!”

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Interview: Jean-Luc Colombo talks climate change & sustainability

 Jean-Luc Colombo: "In the 70’s if you said to a journalist, 'Hey Joe, we go taste some English wine?' 'Are you crazy Jean-Luc? English wine? There is no English wine!'”

Meet one of France's most prolific & outspoken winemakers, starting this series talking about the biggest issues the wine world, climate change. 

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