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Friday 30 January 2015

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Aussie winemakers battle storms

Winemakers in Hunter Valley have been particularly hard hit by the dramatic storms that swept much of eastern Australia last week.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 No Comments »

Indian summer to save the day in Bordeaux?

An Indian summer and burst of September sunshine in Bordeaux may have rescued the fortunes of the 2014 vintage.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 No Comments »

Languedoc hit by hail ‘catastrophe’

Languedoc-Roussillon has become the latest region of France to experience severe hailstorms, with some grape crops completely wiped out.

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 No Comments »

Burgundian vines ‘machine-gunned’ by hail

A vicious hailstorm has ravaged the Côte de Beaune for the third year in a row with damage to the vines ranging from 40% to 90% across the region.

Monday, June 30th, 2014 No Comments »

Hailstorms wipe out Bordeaux crops

Large swathes of Bordeaux vines have been destroyed after two nights of hail storms, torrential rain and lightening swept across France.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 No Comments »

2013: the straw that broke the camel’s back?

The devastating hailstorms which hit Entre Deux Mers and other Bordeaux regions this summer may prove a breaking point for the many producers who are struggling to stay in business.

Monday, November 18th, 2013 No Comments »

White grapes affected most by storm

Grapes destined for dry white wine were most affected by last week’s storm in Bordeaux, which will have a knock-on-effect of the pricing of the 2013 vintage.

Friday, August 9th, 2013 No Comments »

Bordeaux storm far worse than thought

The damage to vineyards in Bordeaux from a 10-minute hailstorm last Friday is now thought to be in the region of 20,000 hectares.

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013 No Comments »

Hail destroys 300 hectares in Champagne

The hailstorms that ripped through France last weekend destroyed 300 hectares of vines in the Champagne region, it has been confirmed.

Friday, August 2nd, 2013 No Comments »

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