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(EuroNews)   Thanks to climate change the champagne produced in France will be champagne in name only. For real champagne you'll have to go to England where it will be champagne in everything but name   (euronews.com) divider line
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345 clicks; posted to Food » on 15 Aug 2022 at 11:35 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-15 9:37:46 AM  
I was on a plane about to land at LHR when the pilot announced we'd be circling for a while, "contributing to future orange groves on the banks of the Thames". 

Foolish pilot... the Thames will have dried up by then.

Source of River Thames dries out 'for first time' during drought
 
2022-08-15 9:59:02 AM  
North Atlantic ocean currents don't weaken or reverse due sea ice melting and warming at the poles?

Enjoy those grapes for while.
 
2022-08-15 10:14:40 AM  

Nocrash: North Atlantic ocean currents don't weaken or reverse due sea ice melting and warming at the poles?

Enjoy those grapes for while.


Yeah... saw something about New Jersey ocean temps being colder than usual despite the horribly hot weather. Made me wonder if this was the beginning of the end for the Atlantic conveyor belt or just a weird diversion in gulf stream flow.
 
2022-08-15 10:24:54 AM  
The sex will always be better in France.
 
2022-08-15 12:13:26 PM  

Nocrash: North Atlantic ocean currents don't weaken or reverse due sea ice melting and warming at the poles?

Enjoy those grapes for while.


I'm pretty sure the ongoing collapse of the Gulf Stream is the reason for the drought affecting western Europe at the moment. They will become more frequent and given that the southeast of England is one of the drier parts of the UK under 'normal' circumstances I don't see them enjoying it for long. Hell, even if the Gulf Stream continues the rising temperatures would do the same as they're doing in France
 
2022-08-15 1:17:59 PM  
The French will refer to the UK climate change as "L'Énorme Optimum."
 
2022-08-15 1:34:03 PM  
So it's not climate change, it's sparkling drought.
 
2022-08-15 2:08:40 PM  
It's not from the Global Warming region, so it's just sparkling climate change.
 
2022-08-15 2:10:11 PM  
Or you could go to...

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2022-08-15 3:12:21 PM  
So, "Chateau Picard" isn't going to exist?
 
2022-08-15 3:34:26 PM  
Can't say I've had British bubbly. Is it good?

Not for nothing, but German sparkling wine is pretty tasty. (Some German equivalent of prosecco?)
 
2022-08-15 3:52:16 PM  
"Chateau French Tosser Bubbly Bog Water" TM - now available in pubs, snooty wine bars, Harrods & Tesco.
 
2022-08-15 3:58:19 PM  
We've seen the same thing in the US. The kinds of wines that used to grow in California had cultivation moved to the PNW when it got too hot down there. Now they're starting to move to British Columbia.

We're hosed
 
2022-08-15 6:03:19 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: Can't say I've had British bubbly. Is it good?

Not for nothing, but German sparkling wine is pretty tasty. (Some German equivalent of prosecco?)


Sekt.
I have to drive for three hours to buy it. The tavern association here makes it almost impossible to order wine, so I stock up when I go out of state.
 
2022-08-15 6:39:25 PM  
Losing delicious wine is personally one of the saddest parts of this climate disaster. BC, California, and some Chilean vines are already toast. French and German wines could be burnt out from this year's drought. Australia already burned down.  And fark me if I'll buy South African.


Argentinian mountain slopes, Chilean valleys (away from fires), Norway?, Italian wines are starting to get too sweet from the heat but otherwise taste ok for now.

Taking suggestions what regions still grow palatable wines?
 
2022-08-15 6:58:16 PM  

testosteronephobe: Needlessly Complicated: Can't say I've had British bubbly. Is it good?

Not for nothing, but German sparkling wine is pretty tasty. (Some German equivalent of prosecco?)

Sekt.
I have to drive for three hours to buy it. The tavern association here makes it almost impossible to order wine, so I stock up when I go out of state.


That makes sense.

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? They sell it there. It is dirt cheap, too.
 
2022-08-15 7:35:41 PM  

Needlessly Complicated: testosteronephobe: Needlessly Complicated: Can't say I've had British bubbly. Is it good?

Not for nothing, but German sparkling wine is pretty tasty. (Some German equivalent of prosecco?)

Sekt.
I have to drive for three hours to buy it. The tavern association here makes it almost impossible to order wine, so I stock up when I go out of state.

That makes sense.

Do you live near a Trader Joe's? They sell it there. It is dirt cheap, too.


That's where I get it whenever I'm out of state to see my doc. I love that place!
 
2022-08-16 7:44:00 AM  

anuran: We've seen the same thing in the US. The kinds of wines that used to grow in California had cultivation moved to the PNW when it got too hot down there. Now they're starting to move to British Columbia.

We're hosed


And yet the article has people acting like climate change is a great opportunity to grow stuff in regions that wasn't possible before.

We're hosed
 
2022-08-16 11:24:30 AM  

Needlessly Complicated: Can't say I've had British bubbly. Is it good?

Not for nothing, but German sparkling wine is pretty tasty. (Some German equivalent of prosecco?)


Apparently they are.
 
2022-08-16 1:26:23 PM  

dryknife: anuran: We've seen the same thing in the US. The kinds of wines that used to grow in California had cultivation moved to the PNW when it got too hot down there. Now they're starting to move to British Columbia.

We're hosed

And yet the article has people acting like climate change is a great opportunity to grow stuff in regions that wasn't possible before.

We're hosed


Agricultural production doesn't just move seamlessly. We are looking at major reductions in all the important food crops and much higher food prices in the short term. In the medium to long term severe famine.

Hint: when someone tells you a disaster is an "Opportunity to be creative" and gushes about "disruotion" you know you're in ttproubke. This is a disaster on a scale we have not experienced. And not just for fizzy yeast poop
 
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