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France's top wines face climate 'tipping point'

Growing conditions in northern climes change 'harvest equation'

A vineyard in Bordeaux. Temperatures in France have warmed by about 1.5┬░ Celsius over the 20th century. In the short term, that has produced some 'grands millesimes', the French term for stand-out years.


CLIMATE change has pushed French wines into uncharted territory, and could force producers to relocate, or abandon the grapes that helped to make their vineyards famous, scientists said on Monday.

Since 1980, growing conditions in northern climes such as Champagne and...

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