It's Eiswein harvest time on the Moselle and two Germans have invented a new machine that speeds up grape picking on steep slopes. This fully-automated harvester is now in demand the world over.
Grape rot fungus costs the global wine industry millions each year. Amid health concerns over chemical solutions, a natural alternative is being tested in France's Bordeaux region - with positive initial results.
France's wine production is expected to fall by 18 percent this year after spring frost damaged vines, the Agriculture Ministry reports. The German Farmers' Association also announced decreased yields across the board.
Volatile weather is forcing changes that could reshape the very nature of France's fabled vineyards - and even affect the flavor of the wine itself. On the island of Corsica, winemakers are already adapting.
Fun on the slopes in Bavaria! The #DailyDrone takes you to the Allgäu Region in wintertime.
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