Danish wine to hit the market in 2009
Global warming has had unexpected benefits for some Danish farmers, who believe that they will be able to grow grapes and produce wine.
A total of eight different types of grapes have been shipped to Denmark from Germany this summer. The plants are part of a project setup by a Government research centre, which aims to discover what type of grape will trive in a warming Danish climate.
Danish farmers are excited by the prospects of producing wine. "This opens up a new revenue stream for us," said Ole Lauersen, a young farmer who is taking part in the research project.
If the experiment is a success, the first grapes will be harvested in 2009, and both red and white wine are likely to be exported to neighbouring countries the following year.
28th August 2007