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Wine: the great upheaval - Which vine for which climate?

Wine: the great upheaval - Which vine for which climate?

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  • Author: YVES LEERS
  • Publisher: Buchet-Chastel
  • French language
  • Publication date: 11/2022
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Dimensions: 20.5 x 14cm
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9782283034521

Presentation:

The impact of climate change on vines is now indisputable. The socio-economic challenges are enormous throughout the world. The Norwegians are planting vines, the English sparkling is doing well and the Germans are watching. All was well in the brave new world of wine until the turn of the century. The wine was good, but the warming was at work: the alcohol level increased, the sugar followed and the acidity decreased. In the vineyards, everything became more complicated: water stress, frost, drought, diseases.

The author met specialists and winegrowers in all regions. The grape varieties will have to change, as will the appellation system. Winegrowers are seeking to adapt. They use ancient grape varieties, mobilize genetics, test hybrid vines resistant to disease and bad weather. In order to prioritize quality, they are switching to organic, biodynamic... We will (perhaps) drink wine in 2050. Another wine and we will have to pay the price! Parallel 45 will be the wine dividing line. But Brittany is ready and Normandy has started to plant.

The author:

Yves Leers is a journalist, specializing in ecological issues. He was responsible for environmental issues at AFP, then responsible for communications at ADEME, and finally international energy-climate consultant. He published, with Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg, Threat to wine, the challenges of climate change, in 2015, and It's heating up on our plates, recipes to save the climate, in 2017.

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