Bordeaux winemakers protest and seek aid to pull up vines

bordeaux winemakers launched a large protest earlier this week to renew calls for state help, notably a subsidised scheme to pull up vines, as part of a social plan to help growers. Those marching through the city’s streets sought to highlight a cocktail of financial pressures facing winemakers. While bordeaux is best-known as the home of major châteaux, there are thousands of winemakers across the region. bordeaux’s wine bureau, the CIVB, has warned some growers are in ‘great economic difficulty’. It cited ‘structural’ and ‘cyclical’ issues, from higher costs and the impact of Covid to falling red wine consumption in france and [...] Voir l'article complet sur Decanter

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