On Aug. 14, a violent storm and small tornado hit the French town of Bédarrides, with 120mph wind gusts and hailstones inflicting damage in vineyards along the eastern side of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Read more about the damage to the region, plus the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and senior editor Bruce Sanderson's tribute to the late Burgundy icon Louis-Fabrice Latour.
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