How the European Heat Wave Affected Wineries
Feb 2004 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
The long, hot summer in Europe made news all over the world, causing human misery, fires and draught across the continent. Wineries were not exempted from the climactic events, and some regions' grape harvests are dramatically different from the previous year.It has been an uneven year across the continent--as a result of the weather throughout Europe, fruit size was down and maturation was faster than expected (some wineries in France began picking their grapes as much as a month earlier than n...
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