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.
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.
A heat wave dubbed "Lucifer" has sent temperatures soaring to record highs across southern Europe. Authorities have issued weather alerts after at least two deaths.
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.
Worldwide demand for German white wine has seen strong growth. Connoisseurs from the US are paying ever higher prices for riesling from the Rhine and Mosel areas - thanks to a focus on quality and tradition.
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