In 10 years, you’re deciding on what to eat for lunch. You’re stuck between a raptor meatball sub or a dodo chorizo burrito. This is either a tasty problem or a scary one. Or both.
Sometimes, it can be a shock to realize that we live in the future. The technologies that were portrayed in films of the past are now a part of everyday life. Food tech is no different, with startups producing cell-cultivated meat — real meat that’s grown from animal tissue rather than being slaughtered.
Researchers found that Bordeaux wine ratings have increased in general since 1950. Wood says that this may be due to the technological advancements in winemaking and efforts to match consumers’ preferences, as well as climate changes in France, which has increased the frequency and intensity of hot, dry summers and wet winters.
Wood says that Bordeaux wines will continue to improve with climate change and as these weather patterns become commonplace. However, there is likely to come a point when the conditions are too hot and dry for grapes to thrive. Wood says “we ,can’t know from this analysis when the failure point will occur.”
The terroir concept is supported by the chemical signature of Malbec wine
He says that vineyards will also be increasingly affected by extreme weather events such as wildfires and floods. These could destroy entire harvests.
Wood, who conducted the study, believes that other vineyards in the world that grow similar grape varietals, like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, should also benefit.
He says winemakers can use these findings to improve their wines. For example, they could irrigate the soil in winter and trim the foliage of vines to reduce the shading of grapes. They could also increase drainage or erect rain covers in the event of a wet, humid summer.