Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

French wines expected to be the lowest volume in 60 years

While fires burn up the vineyards in northern California, wineries in France are also having problems due to the weather. Conde Nast Traveler reported this week that France is expected to produce its lowest amount of wine in 60 years.  According to the story, “the drop in wine production is traced back to spells of bad weather in two regions: spring frost in Bordeaux and summer storms in Champagne.”  You can read the full story here.

A cold snap in spring is forecast to cut this year’s wine harvest by 17%. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images