Sunday, December 04, 2005
French Winemakers Get Violent
A group of balaclava wearing French winemakers attacked the Montpellier offices of Onivins, France's wine trade body, smashing up computer equipment and injuring three members of staff. In another attack in Sete further South, an export depot was attcked, including wine storage tanks, allowing 100,000 litres of wine to spill onto the tarmac. No group has claimed responsibility for this, although the militant disaffected wine producers group CRAV have carried out attacks this year including a dynamite attack on the La Baume winery in the Languedoc.