Makers Of Remy Martin Invest In French Drone Company

Give it a few years to reach maturity

Drones may be a vineyard’s best friend. Aerial photography can capture details about their crops that vintners might miss from the ground, like finding sections of grapes ripening faster than others. Aerial photography can be pricey when it’s coming from airplanes, but hand-tossed drones with cameras and image-analyzing software are cheap and accessible. Which may be why cognac makers are investing in drone maker Delair-Tech.

From Bloomberg:

Drones and wines aren’t quite as iconic a pairing as brie and chardonnay, but they’re getting there. In 2013, we wrote about how the owners of DRNK Wines used a drone to scan their crops. It’s an increasingly common practice, from California to Virginia.

But may we suggest not letting the drone do the pouring?

Kelsey D. Atherton
Kelsey D. Atherton

Kelsey D. Atherton is a defense technology journalist based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His work on drones, lethal AI, and nuclear weapons has appeared in Slate, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and elsewhere.