Wine terrorists attack telephone exchange

A group of militant winemakers has appeared to claim responsibility for an arson attack on two telephone exchanges which left thousands without communications.

Bi3mISiIIAAmUjT

Thousands of people in the Haute-Garonne near Toulouse were left without a telephone or internet connection following the attack on two telephone exchange points on Saturday to Sunday night, according to a report by leparisien.fr.

“CRAV”, which stands for the Comité régional d’action viticole (Regional Committee of Wine Action), was scrawled on the wall.

Michel Valet, prosecutor, said: “Inscriptions were found at the scene of fires, suggesting a movement of angry winemakers, but it is too early to draw conclusions.”

Since the 1970s CRAV, a group of quasi-terrorist winemakers from the Languedoc, have claimed responsibility for a number of acts of vandalism, arson and bombings and allegedly blew up the party headquarters of the Socialist Party in Carcassonne last July.

Earlier this year a menacing letter claiming that a recent helicopter crash in Bordeaux was not an accident was sent to a local newspaper as well as estate agents in the area.

It was thought the mysterious letter was sent by CRAV.

CRAV is mainly active in Languedoc-Roussillon in the south of France and operates with the aim of drawing attention to the difficulties facing winemakers in the region.

One Response to “Wine terrorists attack telephone exchange”

  1. Cannes says:

    Wow. I never thought I would read a headline like that.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Awards Wine Checker

Decanter
Paddock Wood, Kent, GB

Customer Service Advisor

Amathus Drinks
Park Royal, London, UK

Sales Manager

James Eadie Ltd
London, UK

Wine Ambassador Role

Ramón Bilbao UK
London, UK

Fine Wine Logistics Coordinator

IG Wines
London, UK

Sales Manager

Top Selection
London, UK

Assistant Retail Manager

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

Marketing Manager

Ellis Wines
Hanworth, Middx, GB

Commercial Analyst

ATOM Group
Tunbridge Wells, UK

Customer Service Executive

Marussia Beverages
Marylebone, London, UK

The World Bulk Wine Exhibition

Amsterdam,Netherlands
20th Nov 2017

The Global Spirits Masters Lunch

London,United Kingdom
1st Dec 2017

International Bulk Wine and Spirits Show

London,United Kingdom
26th Feb 2018
Click to view more

Champagne Masters 2017

The only Champagne blind tasting in the UK, the competition will reward the best wines in the following categories:

The Global Rosé Masters 2017

With wines from the palest of pink to almost ruby red, bone dry to almost cloyingly sweet, reductively handled to barrel-aged, as well as gently spritzy to fully sparkling.

Click to view more