Plant breeding and global warming has made it possible to grow adapted grape varieties in higher latitudes, north of 52 N latitude in Europe. The northernmost grape growing occurs nowadays in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland), the Baltic countries (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) and Poland. Some books available in English quite limited discuss the influence of climate, soil, photoperiodism, and long days during the growing season on grape growing in these new viticulture areas. This book does not provide direct hints on viticulture and does not act as a "cookbook" for wine growing, but instead explains how the current northern growth conditions differ from the growth conditions in the traditional viticulture countries, and what requirements they impose northern viticulture as well as how climate change will influence on them.
- First time I found so much climate information on one time specifically for the vine. The work that is done is a large volume and enriches the information on vine for Nordic countries. Assoc. prof. Ludmil Angelov, Head of Faculty of Viticulture and Horticulture, Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria