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Deluge Devastates Southern Rhône, Languedoc at Start of Harvest

Per-Henrik Mansson
Issue: November 15, 2002

Winemakers and growers in two regions of southern France were devastated after a deadly 36-hour storm on Sept. 8 and 9 flooded nearly 99,000 acres of vineyards—about one-third of the total acreage—making prospects dim for top wines from some appellations this year.

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