New Zealand: Call for caution on grape land claims

Stuff: Suggestions in a new study that climate change could cause a substantial increase in land available for viticulture in some parts of New Zealand has been treated with caution by a wine industry specialist. The onset of climate change meant more extreme weather events could be possible, said Glen Creasy, Lincoln University senior lecturer in viticulture. Cool easterly winds, late season frosts and possible hail storms could also damage grapes. Landowners thinking of going into viticulture......

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