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Vineyard Loses Entire Season's Crop Overnight to Thieves

The Languedoc-Roussillon region of France is normally idyllic wine country, but for one grape grower this weekend, the peace was disturbed when he awoke to find that the entire year's crop of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes had been stolen overnight. The thieves used a harvester, and the grower estimates it probably took them six to eight hours. The total haul was worth about €15,000 (US $20,619), and French press speculates the thieves won't have any problem selling them — they suspect rival growers.

· Grower Loses Entire Crop to Thieves [Decanter via The Food Section]
· All Wine Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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