2019 Bordeaux Futures Face Difficult Present

2019 Bordeaux Futures Face Difficult Present
Château Lafite Rothschild (Deepix Studio)
From the Sep 30, 2020, issue

A typical Bordeaux futures campaign starts around May and drags slowly through June. But 2020 has hardly been typical, with the global pandemic canceling the influx of wine journalists and buyers into the region to taste the wines before they’re offered for sale, and global markets in economic turmoil, including the highly important U.S. market, which currently has 25% tariffs in place on many French wines.

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