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Climate Change Forcing Beverage Markets to Adapt

By Carol Pierson Holding

Last month, the Seattle Times reported on a White House state dinner in honor of President Francois Hollande. The wines were chosen for being among the U.S.’s vineyards that are owned or run by French vignerons and included Long Shadow’s Chester-Kidder red blend 2009 from Walla Walla, Washington.

It’s not the first time a presidential dinner has included wines from the Pacific Northwest. The same vineyard has provided wine to at least four state dinners. Washington State wines won international competitions.

The fact is, the climate has changed so drastically that Washington State — and England and China …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green