Thursday, March 15, 2007

Viticulture shock from climate change!

As published on Wednesday, March 7, 2007 in the San Jose Mercury News - "GLOBAL WARMING EXPECTED TO ALTER GRAPE GEOGRAPHY - By Corie Brown.
Imagine a world in which the best sparkling wines come from Surrey in southern England, not Champagne. A world where Monterey Bay is home to California's best cabernet sauvignon and Sweden produces world class rieslings.
It's not science fiction. A growing number of climatologists are warning that by the turn of the next century, such a radically altered wine map could actually be the new reality.......
Wine is the canary in the climate-change coal mine, according to climatologists. Even slight changes can wreak havoc on high quality wine, making it particularly vulnerable to global warming."

I guess that you should stock up on the current vintages and build a wine cellar!

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