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Ten percent of the world's wine production is lost every year due to natural disasters. This is estimated by the Karlsruhe-based technology company Risklayer, which has developed a global risk index for wine regions. Risklayer CEO James Daniell explained the innovative approach to Markus Blaser.

In the week after Easter 2021, many vineyards in Europe are on fire again: not only in Burgundy, but also in Tuscany, vintners are heating their vines with barrel fires to protect the tender buds and shoots from freezing. In fact, frost is very often the main cause of severe crop losses, closely followed by hail. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, heat and forest fires as well as storms, heavy rain and floods are other natural hazards that threaten viticulture worldwide.