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Wine Spectator: Scorching Heat And Wildfires Worry European Winemakers

August 1, 2022

Wildfires have scorched or come close to wine regions in Spain, Portugal, France, and Greece so far this summer. And even those who have been spared smoke and flames are dealing with a more widespread threat: the heat. July brought temperatures over 100° F for multiple days with little relief across the continent. London hit 104° F on its hottest day.

For vintners, that has meant trying to keep vines healthy and grapes growing. Many worry that yields will be down dramatically this year, after several small harvests in recent years. And hanging over everything is the concern that this is the new normal as the climate shifts. Wine Spectator has the full story.

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