Vintners Despair After French Wildfire Ravaged Grapevines

Rows of charred grapevines stand next to a vast expanse of steaming black vegetation devastated by the fire, which raged for a week in late August.

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Vineyards charred by a wildfire are pictured at the Chateau des Bertrands vineyard in Cannet-des-Maures, southern France, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021. Winemakers near the French Riviera are taking stock of the damage after a wildfire blazed through a once picturesque nature reserve near the French Riviera. The blaze left two people dead, more than 20 injured and forced some 10,000 people to be evacuated. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
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LE CANNET-DES-MAURES, France (AP) — After a wildfire blazed through a once-picturesque nature reserve near the French Riviera, winemakers who grow the region’s celebrated crop are taking stock of the damage. Rows of charred grapevines stand next to a vast expanse of steaming black vegetation devastated by the fire, which raged for a week in late August. The blaze left two people dead, injured 27 and forced some 10,000 people to evacuate around the Var…

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