Climate change drives UK wine production but not without weather shocks

The idea of climate change turning the UK into a viable wine-making region may have boosted the industry in recent years. But cold snaps, sharp frosts and downpours threaten productivity. Research reveals that year-to-year climate variability and hazardous weather at key points in the growing season leave the industry highly sensitive to the elements. It also suggests that in vogue varieties (Chardonnay and Pinot noir) are more susceptible to UK climate variability than traditional varieties. —> Read More