Bordeaux winemakers call for government bailout after storms wreck vines

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Severe hail storms destroyed thousands of hectares of vine in the region around Bordeaux, leaving uninsured producers facing huge losses.

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A large part of the Bordeaux wine region was counting the cost Tuesday of devastating hail storms that destroyed a wide swath of vineyards over the weekend, amid calls for the government to step in and save winemakers from bankruptcy, reports FRANCE 24.