Heatwave shrivelling French wine production: experts
A long period of hot weather threatens to hit the wine harvest in France’s famous Burgundy and Beaujolais regions, experts told AFP on Tuesday. Production could be down, although quality will remain high, they said. Output could fall by as much as a third in Beaujolais, said Florence Hertaut, wine expert at the agricultural chamber of commerce in the Rhone region. “The dryness has meant that the grapes, the fruit, are especially small,” she told AFP.