THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE WINE ECONOMY
Global warming implies important economic stakes for the consumption of wine and spirits. On the economic front, it leads to the regional and global balances of supply and demand.
Spain, the second largest wine exporter after Italy, is also the third largest wine producer in Europe after France and Italy. The foreseeable increase in temperature and the decrease in rainfall will eventually have considerable economic and cultural consequences. Australian wine producers are already looking for new potential territories around the region of Tasmania. Specific geography and local climate of South Africa characterize South African wineries. Climate change unfortunately seems to be a future and unavoidable threat to South African wine production. On the other hand in other countries, it’s becoming an opportunity. In Sweden, the average temperature is expected to grow by an additional two to six degrees by the end of the century. Viticulture seems to have a future. Great champagne houses have already established themselves in the south of England. The vineyard area in the UK has doubled since 2007 and is expected to double again by 2020, according to the Wine and Spirit Trade Association.
Will the global warming redraw the world map of wine production?
The conference will be moderated by CNN correspondent Jim BITTERMANN in Paris
Special guest speaker: Patrice GEOFFRON
A first round table will be held on:
“How do wine producers integrate climate change into their business strategy?”
Keynote speakers: Christian de BOISSIEU / Antonio AMORIM / Eduardo CHADWICK
Interview of Jose Luis BENITEZ, President of the Spanish Wine Federation (FEV) by Jim BITTERMANN
The second panel will identify:
“The winners of climate change and the new eldorados of tomorrow”
Keynote speakers: Pedro FERRER / Bruno KESSLER / Éric GIRAUD-HÉRAUD
Both round tables will be followed by a talk of: Judith ADRIEN