Affected by the pandemic coronavirus French winemakers will be able to process unsold wine in sanitizer and ethanol, this will allow them to free up space for wine production in 2020, reported the Agency of agriculture of France.
About 3 million hectoliters (1 HL equals to 100 liters – Ed.) need distillation due to the decrease in sales during the crisis caused by the pandemic COVID-19. Winemakers suffered from the closure of bars and restaurants in France and abroad.
The Agency noted that the processing of wine, as exceptional, it was approved by Brussels.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 5.7 million, more than 2,37 million recovered, and 356,2 thousand died.
In France, according to the Johns Hopkins University, since the beginning of outbreak infected 189 569 people, 70 094 recovered, died 29 068.