Wine production to fall by about 350 million bottles.
Bordeaux vineyards in southwestern France could lose about half of their harvest this year after two nights of frost at the end of April damaged the crop, a wine industry official said today.
Frost damage varied widely depending on location. Some owners expected to lose only 15% to 30% of their grape harvest, others could see their entire production wiped out.
Wines from the Cognac, Bergerac and Lot-et-Garonne regions were also affected.
This follows last year’s 10 percent drop in France’s total wine output due to adverse weather conditions and a more than 20 percent drop the year before that.
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