Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Angry French winemakers attack Spanish lorries, block depot

There were a lot of protests on the 17th of January over cheap Spanish wine imports. 60 winemakers blocked an entrance to Prodis early in the morning. One lone lorry was found with the contents of it dumped on the highway. The protest was against unfair competition. The imports prevent the French people from selling their products.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tension is rising in southern France after winemakers staged a day of action, emptying at least one tanker of Spanish wine and blocking a depot used by the wine subsidiary of Carrefour supermarket.
  • Several protests took place in France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region on Tuesday (17 January) against cheap Spanish wine imports.
  • Some protesters then went to the motorway toll of Gallargues-le-Monteux, 25 km from Nîmes, to find lorries containing Spanish wine.

“Tension is rising in southern France after winemakers staged a day of action, emptying at least one tanker of Spanish wine and blocking a depot used by the wine subsidiary of Carrefour supermarket.”

http://www.decanter.com/wine-news/french-winemakers-attack-spanish-wine-lorries-353266/

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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