Up to 80% of French Vineyards Have Been Damaged by Heavy Frost

In the middle of last month, temperatures in parts of France soared to highs of 26°C (79°F), which caused some crops—including grapes in the country’s famed vineyards—to start blooming early. That made the situation even more devastating when temperatures plummeted to -7°C (19°F) last week. That heavy frost affected up to 80 percent of French vineyards in almost every region, and there’s serious concern that this year’s grape harvest could be one of the smallest ever. 

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