Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Testing-Wine-in-a-Vineyard-in-France-27MZIFLO8ESR.htmlConceptually similarTesting Wine in a Vineyard in FranceGP01U5NCompleted★★★★Testing Wine in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UERCompleted★★★★French Sommelier Franck Thomas Testing WineGP01U5OCompleted★★★★French Sommelier Franck Thomas Testing WineGP01UESCompleted★★★★French Sommelier Franck Thomas Testing WineGP01UETCompleted★★★★French Sommelier Franck Thomas Testing WineGP01U5PCompleted★★★★Sunrise in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UEUCompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01UEVCompleted★★★★Grapes in a Vineyard in FranceGP01U5QCompleted★★★★View AllGP01U5MTesting Wine in a Vineyard in FranceFrench sommelier Franck Thomas (left) and a local wine grower test a rose de Braquet and a blanc de Rolle in the AOC Clos Saint Vincent Wine yard. If temperatures increase beyond 2°C, France will be faced with a runaway geographical displacement of both its natural and cultivated ecosystems, and the effects on the sustainability of wine production will be catastrophic for the local industry.Locations:Europe, West Europe-France-Nice-Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'AzurDate:28 Aug, 2009Credit:© Greenpeace / Pierre GleizesMaximum size:3381px X 2250pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Climate change impacts-Day-Drinking-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Outdoors-Testing-Two people-Vineyards-WineShoot:Climate Change Effects on Wine in FranceThis documentation shows how France, famous for its unique wine varieties, stands to lose an important part of its cultural heritage as rising temperatures impact vineyards. Unless world leaders can ensure an ambitious deal on climate change at the upcoming United Nations summit in Copenhagen, French wines face a grim future. French wine production is a climatically sensitive endeavor and is at great risk from environmental change. For optimum quality each variety (like Chardonnay or Pinot Noir) is grown in specific regions within narrow climatic variability. But the climate is changing now. The average annual temperature has significantly increased, leading to major shifts in the wine production calendar. In 2003, many French vineyards experienced changes and the grapes produced had undesirable characteristics. Scientists predict that at the end of this century half of all summers could be like the summer of 2003.