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Wine Spectator And Vinexpo Bordeaux To Present “Fire And Rain: Climate Change And The Wine Industry”

April 21, 2017

Vinexpo has partnered with Wine Spectator to present a panel discussion on the effects of climate change on the global wine business at its Bordeaux event this June. “Fire And Rain: Climate Change And The Wine Industry,” will be held Sunday, June 18, from 3 to 5 p.m.

Wine Spectator senior editor Dana Nigro will moderate the session, which will address the current science on climate change, the status of the Paris agreement and other intergovernmental initiatives, challenges vintners are experiencing in their regions, and their responses to those challenges. The panel will include:

  • John P. Holdren, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Harvard physicist, and a leading international expert on energy and climate change
  • Miguel A. Torres Sr., president and managing director of Bodegas Torres in Pacs del Penedes, Spain
  • Gaia Gaja, co-owner of Gaja Winery in Barbaresco, Italy
  • Kathryn Hall, former U.S. Ambassador and international trade advisor, and proprietor of Napa Valley’s Hall Vineyards – one of the world’s only LEED Gold-certified wineries

“Wine Spectator has been covering the impacts of a changing climate on the wine industry for years,” said Marvin R. Shanken, editor and publisher. “Our panelists are leaders in the effort to understand and manage these challenges. We are pleased to share their experience and insights through this presentation at Vinexpo.”

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