The world is running out of wine, vinters warn
According to vintners, floods, rain and hailstorms have contributed to the ruination of one of the world’s most beloved alcoholic beverages.
The forecast has been attributed to the destruction of vineyards due to poor weather conditions.
Burgundy; made in the eastern French region of the same name, has been mentioned as one of the kinds of wines expected to run into short supplies in the near future.
Harvests for the black-skinned pinot noir grape variety has seen a 50 percent decline while the green-skinned chardonnay grape variety saw a 30 percent fall in 2013. 90 percent of vineyards are believed to have been destroyed in 2014.
If this pattern of shortages continues, a bottle of wine (which is already a premium product) will continue to be out of reach for many more.
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