In Bordeaux, Wine Futures Are Put On HoldMarch 23, 2020
With French President Emmanuel Macron having declared war on the spread of COVID-19 and the European Commission enacting a 30-day travel ban, the Bordeaux wine trade faces a challenge never before seen by this generation. What seemed like a decision of monumental importance a week ago—whether or not to hold the en primeur tastings for the 2019 vintage—has been quickly eclipsed by curfews and lockdowns, army field hospitals, and emergency funds to halt a national slide into bankruptcy. All tastings and events have been indefinitely postponed. Wine Spectator has the full story.—Suzanne MustacichSubscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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