French winemakers to turn unsold wine into hand gel

Posted by on June 5, 2020 4:58 am
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Distilleries authorised to collect 2m hectolitres of unsold wine in EU-backed scheme

French winemakers are to turn unsold wine into hand gel and ethanol to make room for this year’s production, the country’s farming agency has said.

The government agency FranceAgriMer said around 3m hectolitres needed distilling as a result of lower sales during the coronavirus crisis.

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