With climate change among the most critical issues facing the global wine community today, Vinexpo Bordeaux has partnered with Wine Spectator to host a panel discussion that brings together vintners at the forefront of sustainable winemaking with climate science and policy experts.
Dramatic weather-related events—severe frosts and hail in Europe, widespread drought in California, forest fires in Chile—have been making headlines and putting entire crops at risk. But even small changes in average temperature and rainfall can greatly affect viticulture and wine quality.
On Sunday, June 18, from 3 to 5 p.m., Wine Spectator senior editor Dana Nigro will moderate “Fire and Rain: Climate Change and the Wine Industry,” a session that will address the current science on climate change, the status of the Paris Agreement and other initiatives, challenges vintners are experiencing in their regions, and their responses to those challenges.
Among the esteemed panelists:
The free-admission session will begin with presentations by each panelist, followed by a group discussion and a Q&A with the audience, providing an invaluable forum for the wine community to learn, share their challenges, and develop strategies for success.