Take Two for April 9, 2013

Study: Climate change may shift wine production out of California

Napa Valley Harvests Its Bounty

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A worker inspects cabernet sauvignon wine grapes at the Stags' Leap Winery September 27, 2004 in Napa, California. The 2004 California wine harvest kicked off during the last week of July, at least two weeks ahead of schedule due to unusually warm weather at the beginning of March, which triggered budbreak in a majority of vineyards throughout California.

The wine list at your favorite bar or restaurant may be changing in the years to come, thanks to climate change. 

A new study appearing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests climate change will shift wine production from California to other regions more hospitable to growing grapes. 

For more on this we're joined by Lee Hannah, an ecologist with Conservation International and lead author of the study.  


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