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In Bordeaux, Wine Futures Are Put On Hold

March 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 Mustacich

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