04/03/2020What is the connection? Practically of course with the weather phenomena such as storms and extreme summers, which can lead to guests not coming or being able to come. But that is of course only a very small part of the impact.
03/03/2020There are few economic aspects that have been documented in such detail over the centuries as the interaction between climate and wine quality. Apart from the soil, the climate of a production area is the most important part of the terroir – it is essential for the character and distinctiveness of a wine style.
28/02/2020Is it just me – or is the subject of the climate discussed much more in the wine world than just a few years ago? Of course it has always been an essential part of wine production.
27/02/2020Climate change and its effects are being felt in viticulture and many winegrowers have to face new challenges. Harmful organisms have a higher chance of survival and spread. Weather extremes are increasing.
26/02/2020At a reunion or farewell, on festive occasions or simply because it's Sunday evening – people toast each other and clink glasses. With what? Champagne, of course. Finely tingling, it should stimulate the palate & spirit.
25/02/2020At a reunion or farewell, on festive occasions or simply because it's Sunday evening – people toast each other and clink glasses. With what? Champagne, of course. Finely tingling, it should stimulate the palate & spirit.
17/02/2020Climate change is a hot topic! Unfortunately very literally in Australia where devastating fires are causing great damage to human beings, animals, nature and vineyards by the time I am writing this short paper.
10/02/2020"There are two sides to every coin," as the saying goes. This is also the case when international viticulture is viewed from the perspective of climate change.
03/02/2020Back then, it took us a really long time to realise that we don't actually have to cover our restaurant terrace in the evening (every restaurateur with an outdoor area knows how much work, strength and endurance this involves). What a relief that was…
30/01/2020Good intentions or a guilty conscience? Many a drinking pleasure is curbed at the beginning of the year and commitments to Detox or Dry January are even circulating among die-hard pleasure-seekers. But we will also see the phenomenon of reduced alcohol in creative drinks and imaginative cocktails over the rest of the year.