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Subject Winemageddon - Spanish tankers attacked in France with 70,000 litres ruined
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Frederic Rouanet, president of the wine producers in the south-west Aude department, confirmed that four tankers were emptied, with 70,000 litres of wine wasted.

His fellow protesters scrawled graffiti on the side of the Spanish trucks, with slogans including ‘wine not compliant’ – they believe the Spanish wine is sub-standard and not produced in accordance with European regulations.

Mr Rouanet said: ‘We’ve been checking the wine coming in for a month, but nobody cares. Today we got tough.’

The protest comes after industry figures showed that France is now the biggest buyer of Spanish wine – purchasing 580million litres in 2014, a 40 per cent rise on 2013.

France has also lost its status as the world’s biggest wine producer. Last year Italy produced 4,900million litres compared with 4,700million litres in France.
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