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French wines return from space to inform research – BeverageDaily.com

Bottles of French wine have returned to Earth following a stint on the International Space Station: with researchers now ready to assess how the wine has changed….

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Over the last year, 12 bottles have been circling the earth on the station; while 12 bottles on Earth have been kept by for comparison. 320 vine canes were also in the consignment. The wines and vines returned to Earth on Wednesday on SpaceXs Cargo Dragon spacecraft.
The aim of the exercise is to fuel research into agriculture of the future, as scientists search for varieties that are hardier, resistant to pests, or able to cope with climate change. The wines will also be tasted to see how they…

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