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Hail devastates vineyards in Pic Saint Loup

Sudden hailstorms have devastated the vineyards of domaines in the Pic Saint Loup appellation of the Languedoc this week.

Friday, August 19th, 2016 No Comments »

Fire and ice in Monterey and Barolo

Summer hailstorms have wreaked havoc in Barolo causing damage to top sites in the northern Italian region, while a fire continues to blaze in Monterey.

Monday, August 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Hail wreaks havoc in Chablis, Cognac and Beaujolais

Violent hailstorms over the weekend have wreaked havoc in Chablis, Cognac and Beaujolais, with one producer describing the situation as “apocalyptic”.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 No Comments »

Chablis hit by hail

A hailstorm has struck in Chablis on the very eve of the harvest but there appears to be some confusion as to the extent of the damage.

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 No Comments »

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 »

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