Australian wines are found to be growing more alcoholic! Law firm Finlaysons’ Will Taylor is blaming climate change for this! He believes the growing alcoholic nature of wine is one dramatic and curious side effect of the changing climate in the region.
Taylor explains that,
If we have warmer weather, more sunshine, grapes are going to ripen more rapidly and it’s going to convert into more alcohol… In fact, I was with a winemaker who was doing a retrospective of 25 years of his shiraz and he was saying how in recent years, not by design, the alcohol level in his shiraz had gone up, so I think that’s certainly one of the effects I think we are seeing.