French vintners (Daniel-Etienne Defaix, Chablis...) divided over 2011 harvest risks. Vancouvert Sun - 17 Septembre 2011.

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Unpredictable 2011 weather has divided French vintners into cautious early harvesters and nail-biting gamblers willing to risk catastrophe for more mature grapes. Some vintners have chosen to start harvesting in late August, while others have bided their time.

Traditionally, the associations of vintners in a wine region set an official start to the harvest with "la levee du ban des vendanges" or the end to the harvest ban, which has its traces in the Middle Ages...

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