France's Champagne Harvest Is Worst in 40 Years

But this year's bubbly won't be affected

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 13, 2012 5:02 PM CST

(Newser) – Wet weather and hailstorms combined to make this year's Champagne harvest—the real capital C stuff from France—the worst in 40 years, reports BloombergBusinessweek. Damaged vineyards in the Champagne region yielded 40% fewer grapes this year, says an industry spokesman in Paris. The...   Read full story »


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