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French Wine Volumes to Recover After Record-Early Grape Harvest

  • Burgundy grape picking has earliest start in six centuries
  • Coronavirus prompting some growers to reduce volumes
A French winegrower attends the first day of harvest in the vineyard in Ige, near Macon, south Burgundy, on Aug. 12.

A French winegrower attends the first day of harvest in the vineyard in Ige, near Macon, south Burgundy, on Aug. 12.

Photographer: Olivier Chassignole/AFP via Getty Images 

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France is forecasting a recovery in wine production this year as volumes increase in all main growing areas, following a record-early start to grape harvests in regions including Champagne and Burgundy.