Keyword: winemakers

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.

French winemakers secure Tour de France deal after blockade threats

Organisers of the cycling race agreed a promotional deal with winemakers in southern France furious at a sponsorship agreement with Chilean wine brand.

Bordeaux winemakers call for government bailout after storms wreck vines

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