Champagne vines given room to grow as rule demanding distance between plants is ...

Champagne vines given room to grow as rule demanding distance between plants is ...
Champagne vines given room to grow as rule demanding distance between plants is ...
Grape expectations! Champagne vines given more room to grow as century-old rule demanding five-foot distance between plants is scrapped to cut emissions Champagne growers scrapped a rule governing the distancing between plants For 100 years, the maximum allowed has been 5ft to force the vines to compete But a study has found larger spaces would allow a 20% reductions in emissions Despite resistance, growers' organisation SGV voted to allow space of up to 7ft

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Even the great traditions of wine growers in the champagne region are not immune to fears about climate change, it seems.

Yesterday the growers scrapped a century-old rule governing the distance between vines to cut the emissions produced by their machinery. 

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For 100 years, the maximum allowed has been 1.5metres (5ft). This forces the vines to compete with neighbours, a struggle that helps them produce the ideal grape. 

But a 15-year study by growers, scientists and champagne houses found that larger spaces would allow a 20 per cent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions because machinery could work more efficiently. 

Champagne growers scrapped a century-old rule governing the distance between vines to cut the emissions produced by their machinery (stock image)

Champagne growers scrapped a century-old rule governing the distance between vines to cut the emissions produced by their machinery (stock image)

Despite fierce resistance from traditionalists, growers' organisation SGV voted to allow a space of up to 2.2metres (7ft).

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