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Forbes: 2020 Champagne Harvest Earliest Start Ever Thanks To Drought And Climate Change

If you like bubbly wine, then you may be interested in this article from on this year’s champagne harvest. According to the report, the annual Champagne harvest began August 17, two weeks sooner than last year following a summer of drought. The summer was also warmer than usual, which contributed to the rapid ripening of the champagne grapes. Temperatures are increasing across the region, leading to changes in the growing patterns of the wine grapes grown there, and threatening some of the traditional varieties that have been produced in that region for generations. You can read more here.

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