Indian Wine and climate change

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Sula VineyardsClimate change and global warming has affected vineyards around the world in recent years, compelling wine producers to make adjustments, and impacting the wines they produce. Our own wineries are not exempt and are taking care that the quality of Indian wine does not suffer. A case in point is Sula Vineyards, India’s largest wine producer, whose harvest this year, on December 16, was two weeks early. Read the full story in the Economic Times, http://bit.ly/1ZlFmWX

Sula has three wineries in Maharashtra and one in Karnataka representing 65% of the 17 million litre Indian wine market. Despite the effects of global warming, Sula is looking at a crush of 13,000 MT of grapes, up 20% from last year. Indeed, the company reports with satisfaction that the last three harvests have been excellent in both, quality as well as quantity. The industry target is to process 100,000 metric tonnes within five years. This year it was 27,000 metric tonnes.

For international coverage see the reports from Drinks Business at http://bit.ly/1JLqhw2 and Harpers Wine & Spirit News, http://bit.ly/230GHHe

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