Why Climate Change Means Better French Wine ... At Least For Now
Thanks to higher temperatures, French vineyards can harvest earlier, which means better wine.By Ben Lawson | March 22, 2016
There's been at least one good thing to come out of climate change — better French wine.
A study published in Nature Climate Change found the higher temperatures in France are helping vineyards produce better grapes, which, of course, leads to better wine.
That's because the higher temperatures cause the fruit to ripen sooner, leading to an earlier and more frequent harvest. Since 1981, harvests have taken place an average of 10 days earlier in the year.