Chillling out: China wine sector may benefit from global warming

– By Jim Boyce

A post on Wine Business International cites China as among the wine producers that will potentially benefit from global warming. Felicity Carter cites Richard Smart at the Climate Change and Wine 2008 conference in Barcelona.

He said that as the world warms, the wine regions most likely to thrive are those that still have cool climate regions available to exploit.

‘Chile’s Casablanca Valley and other such systems can be developed,’ he said. ‘You can go eastwards and up the Andes, or south to the South Pole.’

China, he added, has enormous land to the north they can move to. ‘I suspect that in 30 years time we will see that China is one of those countries better able to adapt to global warming.’

Other countries to benefit will be England and Denmark, which both have emerging wine regions.

For more details, see the article.

(Thanks to CT for the tip.)

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