The world of wine comes with its own set of uniquely dramatic politics, of course, but it’s rare to think of wine in relation to the major political arguments taking place in society today. Climate change, occasionally mislabeled as “global warming,” is one of a number of hot-button political topics currently inflaming the passions of pundits and legislators alike. No matter which side of the debate you happen to be on, if you care about the future of wine, it’s worth considering any changes in the world’s climate may have on the delicate art of growing wine grapes.
Eduardo el Calvo, a California teacher and wine enthusiast, has put together a short video discussing what he sees as the dangers of climate change on Napa Valley wines. Go ahead and give it a look, and consider whether you agree or disagree with Mr. El Calvo’s warnings.