Bordeaux Tries to Save Itself
The region's growers take drastic steps to cut their glut and pump up sales
Issue: November 30, 2005
Vignerons in Bordeaux did the unthinkable this summer: They sentenced 26 million bottles of their wine to death. Faced with slumping sales and a large 2004 harvest, they turned to a European Union aid program that bought the excess wine for use in ethanol fuels and cleaning solutions.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2005.