Sweden is turning into a wine hotspot because of climate change
wineindustry barely existed 20 years ago, but is now booming because of climate change.
- Warmer and longer summers have pushed the global winemaking map north, and experts predict
Swedencould compete with France, Italy, and Spain in the coming years.
- Meanwhile, traditional wine powerhouses are having to adapt to the changing climate.
Climate change has transformed Sweden into a new hotspot for wine.
Warmer and longer summers have led to boomtime for an industry that barely existed just two decades ago. Now, experts predict the country could compete with wine powerhouses like France, Italy, and Spain in the years to come.There are some 90 commercial vineyards in Denmark, 40 in Sweden, and a dozen in Norway, with more popping up each year.
"We have seen much more warming in the higher latitudes in the Northern hemisphere," Greg Jones, the director of Linfield College's wine studies program, told
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