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French Wine Outlook Cut Again as Hail Damages Bordeaux Vineyards

September 06, 2013

Output may climb 7.5 percent to 44.5 million hectoliters (1.17 billion gallons) from 41.4 million hectoliters in 2012, the Agriculture Ministry wrote in a report today. The forecast was cut by 1.3 million hectoliters from a month ago, equivalent to 174 million bottles.