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Europe’s Wine Makers Battle to Adapt to Climate Disruption

Wine makers increasingly forced to modify traditional production methods

A worker picks a bunch of grapes during harvest in St. Marti Sarroca, Barcelona.

A worker picks a bunch of grapes during harvest in St. Marti Sarroca, Barcelona.

Photographer: Carolina Cabral Fernandez/Bloomberg
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Rising temperatures and extreme weather events are having an increasing impact on European wine production, forcing growers to adapt methods that have been in place for many generations.

Almudena Alberca, technical director at Spain’s Grupo Bodegas Palacios 1894, neatly captures the challenge: “You have to reinvent yourself every year.”