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A wine grower lights heaters early in the morning, to protect vineyards from frost damage outside Chablis, France, April 7, 2021.

French winemakers set candles, straw ablaze to ward off frost

Spring cold snaps are coming earlier, therefore colder

Chablis, France | Reuters – French winemakers have lit candles and burned bales of straw to try to protect their vineyards from sharp spring frosts, with the forecast of more cold nights this week raising fears of serious damage and lost production. Temperatures plunged as low as -5 C overnight in wine regions including Chablis,