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Champagne harvest begins

mercredi 22 septembre 2010

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Picking has begun in the vineyards of Champagne amid ‘promising’ conditions, with production set to top last year’s figure as sales around the world continue to recover.

Early frosts and generally cool weather meant that the harvest started a few days later than last year, with the first of the grapes picked on 10 September and more widespread harvesting starting three days later.

Many observers in the region are cautiously optimistic about the quality potential of 2010, after a particularly warm July helped to accelerate the ripening of the grapes.

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