We may soon say good-bye to wines from Italy and France,since those regions are becoming too warm to grow grapes.But it won’t be the end of wine?we’ll be drinking GermanChianti and English Champagne instead.

Climatologist Gregory Jones says, “We estimate that within50 years temperatures in the region of Chianti, wheresummers are already very hot, will rise by an average of(3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The ideal climatic conditions forproducing what we today call Chianti will be in Germany,just as those for producing Champagne or Bordeaux wines willbe found in southern England.”

But Giovanni Ricasoli of Gallo wines says, “It is true thatthe climate has changed these last years, but that hasresulted in some excellent harvests as well.”

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