Remember you heard it here second: Idaho someday will be the place to go for your merlot. And Montana for the next grands crus. As for Napa? Nada.
First word came in a report from the proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: within the next four decades, up to 73 percent of the terrain suitable for wine-growing in the current major regions of viticulture will be ruined by climate change. Or it may be just 19 percent of these lands – in Spain, Italy, Southern France and California’s Central Valley – that will wither in the sun. The models of predicting climate change do vary.But one thing the National Academy is sure about is that, as lands are lost to wine-growing in the U.S., other areas to the north and east that are now too chilly for the grapes - Washington, Idaho, Montana - will become more vine-friendly.
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