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  •  agree about the need for adaptability (5+ / 0-)

    but I am not sure about the wine in Britain.  

    Here is a good link on the subject:
    medieval-warmth-and-english-wine

    Also, from an essay I had to write on climate change:

    "There were 42 vineyards recorded on the Domesday Book; however, the wine industry fell into decline again after the Black Death because of the limited working population.  “The Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536 is often cited as being the single event that destroyed winegrowing and winemaking in England” (English Wine Producers)."

    It is an interesting topic, and many skeptics use the wine in Britain as a point of argument to prove that climate is always changing - but there were other factors that had a bigger impact on wine production.

    I think I have read somewhere that beer production (cheaper and easier to make) also had an impact on wine production in Britain. Can't find the reference, so I am probably wrong.

    •  Little Ice Age (1+ / 0-)
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      did affect British wine production. Tipped for raising additional points, but Norm's comment, Romans or no, is point on.

      "What have you done for me, lately?" ~ Lady Liberty

      by ozsea1 on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 07:49:12 PM PDT

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