Keyword: grapes

France faces worst wine grape harvest since 1945

Wine production to fall by 18% on 2016 after spring frosts ravaged vines, but the hot summer could deliver top vintages

French winemakers hit by weather woes allowed to buy-in grapes

Hardest-hit winemakers are allowed to replace their harvests lost to hail and frost by buying grapes from the same area, but finding surplus grapes will be uncertain.

Rotting grapes from Bordeaux to Burgundy cut French wine outlook

Production forecasts lowered after rot due to wet weather causes grape losses, adding to damage from poor flowering and summer hailstorms.

France's champagne harvest shrinks drastically

Lowest harvest in at least 40 years says Agriculture Ministry after vineyards were ravaged by hailstorms, wet weather, and fungus.