Hail hits the Mosel again
24 Jun 2013 by Michael Schmidt
Last Wednesday, 20 June, hail storms in the Middle Mosel caused severe damage in some of the region’s vineyards. Worst hit were the towns and villages of Lieser, Kuers, Andel, Mülheim, Maring-Noviand, Veldenz, Zeltingen-Rachtig, and Kinheim. The mayor of Lieser reported that in some vineyards the total prospective harvest may have been destroyed and the financial damage is expected to run into hundreds of thousands of euros. Nevertheless the extent of damages does not compare to the aftermath of the catastrophic weather that hit the same region in August 2011. Lieser’s top grower Thomas Haag, of wine estate Schloss Lieser,...

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