Bordeaux Hit by Fierce Storms, Hail
Issue: September 15, 2003
For the second time in a month, ferocious storms struck Bordeaux, hammering vineyards with hail and hurricane-force winds. Although the most esteemed areas of Bordeaux were relatively unscathed from the July 16 storm, producers in Blaye, a source of modestly priced red and white wines, reported serious damage to 5,500 acres of vines.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2003.