French Wine Industry Faces Uncertain Future

Winemaker Yves d'Amecourt i i

Yves d'Amecourt in his vineyards at Chateau Bellevue. He used to sell his low priced, basic Bordeaux in France. Now he must look for new export markets. Eleanor Beardsley hide caption

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Winemaker Yves d'Amecourt

Yves d'Amecourt in his vineyards at Chateau Bellevue. He used to sell his low priced, basic Bordeaux in France. Now he must look for new export markets.

Eleanor Beardsley

In recent years, the French wine industry has faced a growing crisis. Vineyards are struggling with debt, and under-consumption of French wine has forced the country's winemakers to compete with an increasing number of vintages from around the world.

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