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Map showing the northern limits of British viticulture in the Roman and Medieval warm phases, the Little Ice Age and the present Industrial Revolution warm phase.

Had the decline in viticulture during the 15th - 19th centuries been due to factors other than climate then the geographic limits of viticulture should have remained unchanged. The restriction of vineyards to southeast England suggests that the ebb and flow of viticulture across Britain is climatically controlled.

This conclusion therefore enables predictions to be made of the future northward advance of winelands if global warming continues.


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