Hailstorms decimate Loire vines
My wife told me about this the other night. Looking at the photo just made it worse. I hope the vintners survive.
I don't understand why we get all this aberrant weather in France. A decade ago a powerful windstorm knocked down 10,000 trees at the Chateau de Versailles.
not only were there hailstorms in Vouvray, there was a small tornado in the Cote d'Or (near Burgundy) that wrecked a few houses.
France gets no more aberrant weather than anywhere else -- and considerably less than many places (Moore OK, Superstorm Sandy, Katrina, etc., )