A climate change “bottle shock” for champagne

Aug 09, 2018, 7:44 AM EDT
(Source: Laura/flickr)
(Source: Laura/flickr)

The truth (of climate change) is in the wine! Unfortunately, the classic taste of champagne is fizzling out, and the blame falls on shifts in temperatures that keep edging to extremes, affecting grape production across the world.

Warmer temperatures and early harvests are cutting down the acid content in grapes, altering the aging process and also damping the freshness of wines, reports Eco Watch.

The fabled Champagne region in France has worried producers trying out unique blends of older vintages in new streams to subdue the gustatory alternations in their sparkling wines and to preserve a defining legacy, writes Inhabitat.