French wine producers count 'catastrophic' cost of week's hailstorms


Bordeaux and Burgundy producers face financial disaster after storms devastated thousands of hectares of vine uninsured because of high costs.

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Winemakers in Bordeaux and Burgundy have seen this year's grape harvest ruined by severe hail storms during the week, leaving the many who are uninsured because of the high cost of policies in despair, reports The Guardian.