Wine needs a Nordic Food Lab. A big box full of cool things that isn't expected to produce anything in particular, and that throws off cool ideas and new knowledge because they couldn't really not do so.
The international authority on chimpanzees taught me something about wine this past month.
Need to flee the Californian drought? Try Waiheke Island, just off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand. The island has no public water supply, but plenty of blue and green water.