Bordeaux Fire Destroys $13 Million Worth Of Wine In France

Posted: Apr 19, 2019



Fans of Bordeaux have plenty of reason to whine this week.

A blaze at a warehouse in the vaunted wine-making region in South West France incinerated $12.9 million worth of vino on Tuesday afternoon.

At least 2 million bottles of wine and spirits were destroyed and 80 employees were evacuated when the fire broke out at the Bordeaux warehouse.

Roughly 60 firefighters spent 15 hours fighting the raging blaze but were unable to save a significant amount of booze, which belonged to wine producer Sovex, French media The Local reported.

Bordeaux is the largest wine-producing region in France. Primarily known for its red varieties, the region produces some of the most expensive and coveted wine in the world.

Insurers for Sovex believe two million bottles went up in flames or were made unfit for sale as a result of the blaze.

A video from one employee shared online shows giant flames ravaging wooden pallets full of wine as the man panics and races away from the fire in a buggy.



The fire reportedly broke out in the warehouse’s ceiling, causing the roof to collapse and ignite the pallets below.

The day before, a fire destroyed the roof and spire of Paris’ iconic 859-year-old Notre Dame cathedral.

Repairs there could take up to 40 years, CBS reported, with the bill expected to exceed $8 billion.

By Ebony Bowden
April 18, 2019
Source: NYPOST.COM



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