Devastating Hailstorms Strike Bordeaux

Devastating Hailstorms Strike Bordeaux
Vines in the Médoc were stripped of leaves. (GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
Aug 31, 2018

On May 26, growers in Bordeaux watched helplessly as hail pummeled 13,590 acres, with 7,413 acres suffering more than 80 percent damage. The Entre-Deux-Mers and Pessac-Léognan regions also suffered damage. And Bordeaux wasn't the only region hit. Wine Spectator's Suzanne Mustacich and James Molesworth report.

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