publication . Preprint . 2014

Wine and Climate Change

Ashenfelter, Orley; Storchmann, Karl;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2014
Abstract
In this article we provide an overview of the extensive literature on the impact of weather and climate on grapes and wine with the goal of describing how climate change is likely to affect their production. We start by discussing the physical impact of weather on vine phenology, berry composition and yields, and then survey the economic literature measuring the effects of temperature on wine quality, prices, costs and profits and how climate change will affect these. We also describe what has been learned so far about possible adaptation strategies for grape growers that would allow them to mitigate the economic effects of climate change. We conclude that clima...
Subjects
free text keywords: wine, climate change, Demand and Price Analysis, Environmental Economics and Policy, Productivity Analysis,
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