Wine vandalism in SpainJun 20th, 2011 | By Jozef Schildermans | Category: News
In Spain, winemakers are increasingly the victims of senseless acts of vandalism. Last week on Monday unknowns destroyed a section of wines at the winery of Terroir Al Limit in the small village of Torroja del Priorat, reports JancisRobinsom.com. Three years ago, in the same region, a set of vines were set on fire by unknown vandals. And this week, 150 old vines were torn out by vandals in a vineyard in Ribeira Sacra in Galicia. So far, no perpetrators have been arrested. Nor is it clear what the reason is for this vandalism. In Terroir al Limit, the taps of various wine storage tanks were opened. Chlorine was poured in several oak barrels. It is feared that 25% of the wines in the cellar have to be destroyed. Police is investigating the case.
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