Global Wine Prices May Increase Due to Extreme Weather Occurrences

Global Wine Prices May Increase Due to Extreme Weather Occurrences

minds when it comes to ensuring quality and quantity of their grapes come harvest time. Extreme weather events always take a toll on a vineyard if exposed for too long to extreme temperatures— high or low.

This year’s weather occurrences around the world have been especially rough to the top wine regions causing grapes to either dehydrate, shrivel, become tainted with smoke, ripe ahead of schedule or decrease in quality, not to mention shrink the quantity of grapes worth harvesting.

“In Napa and Sonoma, the excessive heat didn’t affect grapes for sparkling wines or whites harvested earlier in August. But cabernet is in the crosshairs,” reported “Bloomberg.”

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No More Guac? Chipotle Admits Climate Change Could Affect Ingredient Lineup

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Global warming is no joke. Most of us are aware of the matter, but are blasé about it. If the idea of scarce agricultural resources don’t hit home for you, maybe this will process more effectively: Chipotle has announced that because of progressive climate changes, the chain may have to put an indefinite halt on guacamole and some of its salsas. Now, granted, there are worse things in the food business being affected by climate change, including more basic nutrients that help sustain our health and energy. But the fact that a successful fast casual — one that’s become the epitome of fresh quality and value — is being so open about the threat makes it more "real" to a broader audience. 

Will global warming affect all restaurants who source locally? And with threats posed more transparently now than they have in the past, will aspiring restaurateurs rethink concept format in order to ensure long-term scalability? Read More

 

Edit: Chipotle has confirmed to us via Twitter that customers needn't worry about a guac pull. See here