Wine makers face another piece of the global warming puzzle: namely, how to handle rising fuel costs, which could affect everything from the cost of bottle glass to operating farm equipment. Reuters is reporting this under the headline, "World Wine Growers Face CO2, Fuel Challenges." Reuters Reporter Ian Simpson writes:
"VERONA, Italy (Reuters) - World wine producers face rising challenges from global warming and soaring fuel costs but any resulting price rises will be bearable, the newly re-elected head of the International Organization of Vine and Wine (OIV) said on Friday.
"More efficient producers will be the winners by finding out how to produce better wine even with rising costs, Federico Castellucci said shortly after being re-elected director-general at an OIV congress.
"'The carbon footprint will be eating into wine along with everybody else -- the cost of glass, the logistics costs. We do have some problems of water supply and climate change, particularly in some areas,' he told Reuters."
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