Climate change in Burgundy

The Hautes Cotes of Burgundy in winter

Matthew Hayes reports. Might a vineyard like this one in the Hautes-Côtes be home to Syrah?

Twenty years ago, no one ever pronounced the C-word. Now it’s on everybody’s lips, in every news bulletin and visible in every back garden in northern Europe. February is the new March, or so it seems.

The C-word is of course CLIMATE, and more pertinently climate change. It is unfortunate that some in positions of power choose to deny it, or ignore it, but it is a reality, and the effects and long-terms trends are likely to have a pronounced effect on wine, what wine...