As vintners cope with climate change, regional traditions may shift

05/9/2013 | National Public Radio

With temperatures predicted to rise in wine-making country (and across the globe), some growers are beginning to anticipate a shift in the types of grapes that thrive in a particular region. "Changing grapevine varieties is absolutely an option, not in a short term, but by 2050 to 2070," said Kees Van Leeuwen, of the Agricultural University of Bordeaux. "We are currently experimenting in our research center how later-ripening varieties behave in the Bordeaux climate."

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