Minimum percentage by which Tuscany’s olive oil production is expected to be down this fall. The region—famous for its peppery green extra virgin olive oil—is suffering from months of such extreme drought that even largely drought-resistant olive trees are falling victim. According to reporting by Reuters, scorching sun and lack of water have caused the olive trees’ tiny flowers to fall off before those flowers could be pollinated to become olives.

Get WineSpeed

Join tens of thousands of other wine lovers. Get each week’s edition of WineSpeed delivered to your inbox every Friday. It’s fast. It’s free. It’s the smartest way to stay up to speed on wine.
Email address
First Name
Last Name
Other Way You Heard About Us
Be sure to check your inbox to confim your subscription.