Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Ellea was the buyer for a wine shop. She specialized in French wines, which is why, each spring, she traveled to France. The owners knew the importance of balancing quality and cost, and Ellea always tried to please their best customers. Austrian, German, Spanish, and Australian wines supplemented the French. For these, Ellea talked, comparing notes, with the buyers at their Austrian distributers. Ellea wasn’t worried about the wine market; she was worried about how climate change was putting stress on her favorite producers. As conditions worsened, quality went down.