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Saving Wine

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1x52'

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Photo: Philippe Prieto / Samuel Toutain

Experts tell us that by 2100 the earth’s temperature will have increased by 4° C (40° F). Plants, our nutrients, are already feeling the full impact of this climate change, and wine--France's celebrated national beverage--has not been spared. Soon, higher alcohol levels, changes in flavor and a sharp rise in diseases of the vine could threaten an age-old skill and entire way of life. Thankfully, when it comes to saving the contents of their wine cellars, there is no end to the imagination of humankind! From Champagne to Bordeaux, by way of Bourgogne, Alsace, and the banks of the Loire river, scientists and vintners are coming together to find solutions, and we travel to discover their plans for countering the effects of a phenomenon threatening the entire planet.

Factual > Nature

Theme(s):
Nature
Producer(s) & Channel(s):
ECOMEDIA / France 5 / Ushuaïa
Director(s):
Philippe Prieto & Samuel Toutain
Year:
2017
Versions:
English / French
Nationality:
France
Available rights:
French-speaking territories / Worldwide

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