The wine of the Norwegian Fjords: due to climate change



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The wine of the Norwegian Fjords: due to climate change

This is who the new winegrowers of Northern Europe are: they are Norwegians and cultivate the grape vine among the Fjords. That the world climate is changing is now a fact, accepted by the vast majority of people, although there is still a minimum of debate on the causes, with a minority intent stubbornly to deny the anthropic causes.

Moreover, even just observing the groups of parrots engaged in nesting in various locations in the Po Valley, in Italy, the algae on the glaciers, the record temperatures in Siberia, the fires in the Amzon rainforest, the melting of the ice, it is difficult to deny these changes.

here are the new winegrowers of Northern Europe

Yet in Northern Europe there are people who have managed to take advantage of climate change and rising temperatures. there is someone who is happy and takes advantage of them.

They are the new winegrowers of Northern Europe. In England and Germany there have been profitable cultivations of wine and olive oil for years, typical cultivars of the Mediterranean countries. But now the wine is also produced in Norway.

The chronicles have in fact recently reported the emblematic case of the vineyards of Slinde, in Norway, the most northerly of the planet. For some years now, appreciated red and rosé wines have been produced in small quantities.

Each glass of wine produced in these parts makes you feel what global warming is. Bjørn Ove Bergum, owner of these vineyards, is proud of the 55 different types of grape that he has managed to develop at latitudes equal to those of Greenland and does not deny that: "as a producer I see climate change as a positive fact."

It has long been known that the boundary line of the vineyards moved north and towards higher and higher altitudes, however, what is surprising even scientists is the rapidity of the phenomenon. Not only Italy, France, Argentina, the United States and Australia.

Ormia also countries with extreme latitudes try to grow grapes. In the Scandinavian summers, which last longer and longer, it is not uncommon to permanently exceed 30 degrees in temperature, which creates a microclimate capable of accommodating this cultivation, which among other things in the Norwegian fjords seems to also reach good levels of quality.

In light of all this we can better understand the case of neighboring Greenland, hitherto considered only a large inhospitable island and for which yet another political-economic conflict between the USA and China is unleashing, precisely in view of new land that will become soon cultivable due to global warming and the melting consequences of the ice.