FRANCE: Hail storms damage Bordeaux wine harvest
Hail storms in Bordeaux last week have caused greater damage than first thought, threatening up to 30% of the 2009 grape harvest in some of the region's most iconic wine areas.
Worst affected have been the southern Medoc and Margaux, Cotes de Bourg, Cotes de Blaye, Entre deux Mers and Saint Emilion.
"4,000 hectares were affected in St Emilion, 2,000 hectares very badly," said Alain Vauhtier at Chateau Ausone in St Emilion, adding: "500 hectares were destroyed."
Among the chateaux affected across the region have been Chateau Palmer, Chateau de Fonbel, Chateau Trottevieille and Chateau Pavie.
- Focus - Pernod's YTD Performance by Region
- just On Call - Pernod shifts Scotch focus in China
- Focus - Heineken's Q1 Performance by Region
- Focus - Coca-Cola's Q1 Performance by Region
- Diet Coke "a work in progress" in US - Coca-Cola
- CFO of Diageo's United Spirits stands down
- Pernod Ricard sees YTD recover as sales increase
- BrewDog launches GBP25m crowd-funding attempt
- Africa "subdued" but Heineken sees Q1 rises
- Elements 8 revamps rum packaging
- Global Tequila insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research
- Global rum insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research
- Diageo plc (DGE) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review
- ALDI 2015: Radically transforming Anglo Saxon grocery markets
- Global Scotch whisky insights - market forecasts, product innovation and consumer trends research