It's freezing in New York. Time for some vineyeards to harvest their ice wine. It's a risky and tedious business, but the winter specialty has its payoff.
Over 1,000 wine festivals take place in Germany's wine-growing regions throughout grape harvest season. German wine expert Romana Echensperger tells DW about wine fashions, new markets and vegan varietals.
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.
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.
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.
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