Navigation Links
Research suggests parts of UK could be too hot for wine making by 2080
Date:5/27/2008

Increasing summer temperatures could mean some parts of southern England are too hot to grow vines for making wine by 2080, according to a new book launched today (26 May 2008).

The author, Emeritus Professor Richard Selley from Imperial College London, claims that if average summer temperatures in the UK continue to rise as predicted, the Thames Valley, parts of Hampshire and the Severn valley, which currently contain many vineyards, will be too hot to support wine production within the next 75 years.

Instead, Professor Selley says, this land could be suitable for growing raisins, currents and sultanas, currently only cultivated in hot climates such as North Africa and the Middle East.

In addition, he adds that if the climate changes in line with predictions by the Met Offices Hadley Centre, by 2080 vast areas of the UK including Yorkshire and Lancashire will be able to grow vines for wines like Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon which are currently only cultivated in warmer climates like the south of France and Chile.

Different grape varieties flourish in different temperatures, and are grouped into cool, intermediate, warm and hot grape groups. For the last 100 years cool Germanic grape varieties have been planted in British vineyards to produce wines like Reisling. In the last 20 years some intermediate French grape varieties have been successfully planted in southeast England, producing internationally prize-winning sparkling white wines made from Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

Combining temperature predictions from the IPCC and the Met Offices Hadley Centre with his own research on UK vineyards throughout history, Professor Selley predicts that these cool and intermediate grape varieties will be confined to the far north of England, Scotland and Wales by 2080, with warm and hot varieties seen throughout the midlands and south of England.

Explaining the significance of his new study, Emeritus
'/>"/>

Contact: Danielle Reeves
danielle.reeves@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-42198
Imperial College London
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. New technique allows targeted inactivation of genes in research model
2. Research suggests parts of UK could be too hot for wine-making by 2080
3. New family of gecko discovered by researchers from the U of Minnesota and Villanova University
4. New research: Fruit juice consumption not related to overweight in children
5. Researcher strives for watershed moment
6. Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency awards first faculty research grants
7. Montana State University researchers map iron transport protein
8. Gene mutations in mice mimic human-like sleep disorder, UT Southwestern researchers find
9. Scripps Research Institute awarded patent for remarkable chemical technology
10. UF researchers develop improved gene therapy agent
11. Pioneering landscape-scale research releases first findings
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/10/2014)... According to a new market ... Systems Market Global Forecast, Market Share, Size, Growth and ... Control systems market was valued at USD 15,406.1 million ... CAGR of 12.6% from 2014 to 2019, to reach ... Browse the full Electronic Access Control Systems ...
(Date:7/10/2014)...  Acuity Market Intelligence today released forecasts from "The Global ... the global market for National Electronic ID (eID) programs will ... this time, the number of National eID cards in circulation ... Asia , with its vast population, will dominate the ... while Europe trails a distant second ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... belongs to the large, mainly tropical flowering plant family ... in the family rely on bees for their pollination. Only ... or vertebrates. The flowers of Axinaea appear in ... petals of the different species are pink, yellow, orange or ... the contrasting colours of their bulbous appendages. The pollination mechanism ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 4Electronic Access Control Systems Market is Expected to Reach USD 31.2 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research 5National Electronic ID Programs Generate $54 Billion Between 2013 and 2018 with 3.5 Billion National eID Card Holders Worldwide 2Novel type of bird pollination mechanism discovered in South America 2
... plants do not haphazardly flail about looking for a ... and identify potential hosts by their emissions, according to ... are interested in how plants respond to their environment, ... Consuelo M. De Moraes, assistant professor of entomology. ...
... a key enzyme responsible for triggering a chain of ... study findings published online this week in Nature Immunology. ... the Hospital for Special Surgery and Weill Cornell Medical ... of new strategies and target therapies that control allergic ...
... led by scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and ... genetic "roadmap" that can connect human diseases with potential drugs ... work in human cells. Called the "Connectivity Map," the new ... issue of Science and in separate publications in the September ...
Cached Biology News:Parasitic plants sniff out hosts 2Parasitic plants sniff out hosts 3Key molecular signaling switch involved in allergic disease identified 2Genetic 'roadmap' charts links between drugs and human disease 2Genetic 'roadmap' charts links between drugs and human disease 3
(Date:7/11/2014)... EPFL and the University of  Geneva ... John P. Donoghue . The American neuroscientist is ... . The new Wyss Center for Bio- ... Geneva , has named as its director one ... Donoghue , founder of Brown University,s Institute for Brain ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Women in the West African ... additional family planning option. Sayana® Press has the ... levels of the health system and in communities ... used contraceptive—Pfizer’s Depo-Provera® (depot medroxyprogesterone acetate)—with the BD ... first of four African countries expected to begin ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Terascala, the industry leader in ... Swahn, a former vice president of product management for ... president of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined with leading ... the highest performance and most reliable solutions for processing ... Terascala’s channel expansion and broaden its product portfolio. His ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... Montreal, QC (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 ... comfort and convenience. This rejuvenating device now comes with a ... that develops over time. , The new cup is thinner ... This design works to target rough, thin and uneven surfaces ... original firm cup for a stimulating treatment on areas such ...
Breaking Biology Technology:John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 2John P. Donoghue is Taking the Lead at the Wyss Center and is Appointed Professor at EPFL and University of Geneva 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 2Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 3Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 4Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 5Injectable Contraceptive Launched in Burkina Faso to Expand Choice and Address Unmet Need 6Terascala Expands Executive Team 2Terascala Expands Executive Team 3Introducing a New Bonus Treatment Cup for EvoDerma’s NOOME Anti-Aging Motion 2
... , Produce large quantities of difficult-to-express ... Becker ,Biochemical & Molecular Allergology, Research Center ... cells * with,extra copies of E. coli, ... possible to attain high-level expression of difficult ...
... allows for better control of PCR reactions ... Capodanno ,Michael Rahilly ,Stratagene , Stratagenes RoboCycler ... results in every well. The RoboCycler systems unique,design ... optimized for block,temperature uniformity. In this study, fluid ...
... Allelic discrimination kits with excellent specificity, sensitivity, and,assay ... Lingyu Chen ,Stratagene , Because of their unique ... differences, making them ideal for mutation detection and,allelic ... developed a,series of Mx4000 molecular beacon allelic discrimination ...
Cached Biology Technology:High-Level Expression of Peanut Allergens Affected by Rare Codon Usage 2High-Level Expression of Peanut Allergens Affected by Rare Codon Usage 3High-Level Expression of Peanut Allergens Affected by Rare Codon Usage 4Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 2Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 3Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 4Effects of Thermal Cycler Well-To-Well Temperature Uniformity on PCR Results 5Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon,Allelic Discrimination Kits 2Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon,Allelic Discrimination Kits 3Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon,Allelic Discrimination Kits 4Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon,Allelic Discrimination Kits 5Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon,Allelic Discrimination Kits 6Detect Single Nucleotide Sequence Changes with Mx4000 Molecular Beacon,Allelic Discrimination Kits 7
Request Info...
... include: ,ICC and IHC Protocol Development ... ,Antibody Screenings in Animal or Human ... of Cells and Tissues ,Peroxidase, Alkaline ... Fluorescent, or Electron Microscopy ,Protein Localization ...
Request Info...
Request Info...
Biology Products: