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6 weeks of Sunshine in Bordeaux raises hopes for 2014

The sun is still shining in Bordeaux with temperatures still at 30°C during the heat of the day though nights are now colder (around 12). The past six weeks of sunshine have saved the vintage. Despite the odd storm (with St Emilion particularly receiving very heavy rainfall over two days around 12th September) it looks … Continue reading

Hopes for Bordeaux 2014 rise with continual sunny weather but storms and hail risk all

As we finish the third week of hot sunshine with daily temperatures of 30°C, electrical storms and heavy rain have arrived in the Bordeaux wine region with some hail  in lower St Emilion. Ideally the grapes would have a week or two more sunshine. The very sunny weather since the beginning of September has driven … Continue reading