Wine lovers take note: global warming is already tinkering with your favorite indulgence.
A study of the worlds top 27 wine regions temperatures and wine quality over the past 50 years reveals that rising temperatures have already impacted vintage quality. As for the next 50 years, climate modeling for these same wine regions predicts a 2°C temperature rise that is likely to make cool growing regions better producers of some grape varieties, and already warm wine regions less hospitable for viticulture.
The details of what rising temperatures and longer growing seasons have done and are likely to do to wine quality will be presented by Southern Oregon Universitys Gregory Jones at the Geological Society of Americas annual meeting on Monday, November 3, in Seattle, WA. Jones worked on the study with Michael White of Utah State University and Owen Cooper of the University of Colorado/NOAA Aeronomy Lab.
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