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Hailstorms decimate Loire vines

zin1953 Jun 18, 2013 11:53 AM


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    collioure Jun 19, 2013 07:51 AM

    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.

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      INDIANRIVERFL Jun 19, 2013 11:21 AM

      Oh the pain.

      1. sunshine842 Jun 22, 2013 09:28 AM

        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., )

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          Maximilien Jul 24, 2013 06:34 AM

          Hailstorm cause large scale damages to Pommard and Volnay


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            collioure Jul 24, 2013 02:25 PM

            That hits too close to home for me - my favorite wines of all - Cote-de-Beaune.

            BIg, big loss for such wonderful vintners and wines.

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              zin1953 Jul 25, 2013 06:27 AM

              See also http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/910605

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