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Freak Grape-Razing Hail Crushes Burgundy Winemakers' Dreams

October 04, 2013

As grape harvests get under way this week, the damage caused by a single hailstorm that pummeled the area around 4 p.m. on July 23 has ruined the likes of Rouxel and hit sections of France's 8 billion-euro ($10.9 billion) wine industry hard.