Grape pickers harvest fruit from the vines at the Philippe Gonet vineyard in Montgueux, Champagne. Photo: Reuters

French winemakers cheer a vintage 2018, as hot summer follows wet spring and harvest starts early

Weather conditions have been ideal for French winegrowers this year after a disastrous 2017, with most regions reporting bigger, better crops than in the past five years and winemakers crossing their fingers final ripening of grapes is optimal

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Grape pickers harvest fruit from the vines at the Philippe Gonet vineyard in Montgueux, Champagne. Photo: Reuters
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