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French Wine Industry Faces Uncertain Future

In recent years, the French wine industry has faced a growing crisis. Vineyards are struggling with debt, and under-consumption of French wine has forced the country's winemakers to compete with an increasing number of vintages from around the world.

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Eleanor Beardsley began reporting from France for NPR in 2004 as a freelance journalist, following all aspects of French society, politics, economics, culture and gastronomy. Since then, she has steadily worked her way to becoming an integral part of the NPR Europe reporting team.

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