French empty Spanish wine onto the road
The dispute between French and Spanish producers reached tipping point quite literally last week, when furious French wine growers drained 70,000 litres of wine from Spanish tankers onto the motorway. The tension has been building over the volume of cheap wine being imported into the country from Spain. France is now the biggest buyer of Spanish wine. The incident happened less than 10 miles from the Spanish border. Because Spain has the most land under vine in the world they are able to produce quality wine at lower costs than France. The quality is something the French are disputing. Once again this is over vigorous protection from the southern French producers. But those living in the EU have a right to source the products they want to source from the countries they want.