Wine war in southern France has streets running red


Dispute has seen independent wine producers pitted against imports from other European Union countries, and the businesses that deal in them.

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 On a late evening in March, a group of winegrowers wearing black balaclavas forced their way into one of France’s largest wine brokerages and ignited three Molotov cocktails. Within minutes, the business, Passerieux Vergnes Diffusion, was in flames, reports SF Gate.