This is a collection of all the decanter.com news stories and articles on the militant winemaker group CRAV (Comite Regionale de l'Action Viticole).

CRAV: new wave of attacks in south of France – 11/05/2009

Oliver Styles

The militant French winemaker group CRAV struck again yesterday, setting fire to a cooperative and vandalising a bottling line in the south of France. more…

CRAV attacks Grand Chais de France estate – 03/03/2009

Jane Anson

Wine terrorists CRAV have attacked La Domaine de la Baume, the Languedoc estate owned by Grand Chais de France, France’s second biggest wine group. more…

CRAV resurfaces with arson attacks – 13/06/2008

Oliver Styles

The militant winemaker group CRAV has resurfaced with arson attacks on roadside speed cameras and telephone network hubs in the south of France. more…

Militants bomb co-ops in south of France – 04/07/2007

Chris Mercer

Militant French wine protesters have exploded two bombs at a co-opheadquarters in Languedoc. more…

Riot police on alert as Languedoc winemakers plan protest  – 29/06/2007

Chris Mercer

Angry Languedoc winemakers will hold a protest on Monday against EU plans to rip up their vines. more…

Bunting, banners and threats for Winegrower’s Revolt anniversary  – 11/06/2007

Jane Anson

The anniversary of the 1907 Winegrower’s Revolt in the south of France is being commemorated with exhibitions, statues, banners – and explicit threats. more…

Controversial EU commissioner cancels trip to south of France  – 31/05/2007

Oliver Styles

EU agriculture commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has cancelled a peacemaking trip to the Languedoc after being told to remain in Brussels, it has emerged. more…

Deaths not ruled out in CRAV ultimatum to Sarkozy  – 18/05/2007

Oliver Styles

The activist wine group CRAV has issued a one-month ultimatum to Nicolas Sarkozy threatening ‘action’, and possibly deaths, if the new premier does not help the struggling southern French wine industry. more…

French wine activists torch supermarkets  – 20/04/2007

Maggie Rosen

Wine industry activists have again attacked retailers in the south of France. more…

CRAV hurls bomb through call centre window  – 04/05/2006

Tessa Edbrooke

Militant winemakers bombed a call centre last week as part of an evening of protests and violence in the south of France. more…

CRAV attacks Bordeaux négociant in Aude – video feed  – 09/03/2006

Oliver Styles

The endemic violence which has afflicted the south of France has now spread to the Aude region as winemakers stormed a major Bordeaux négociant based in the area. more…

Situation ‘uncontrollable’ as winemakers go on rampage in southern France  – 07/03/2006

Oliver Styles

Disenchanted winemakers attacked police vehicles, wine tankers and négociants yesterday in a further attempt to elicit financial help from the government. more…

CRAV attacks return to south  – 06/03/2006

Oliver Styles

Bombings, vandalism and arson have returned to southern France with the CRAV reviving its activities following last month’s winemakers’ demonstrations. more…

Bordelais ‘twirl their moustaches’ as Languedoc suffers  – 23/01/2006

Oliver Styles, and agencies

Civil war has broken out in France as southern vignerons lambast Bordeaux and invoke the shadow of apartheid to highlight their grievances. more…

Violence returns to south of France  – 01/12/2005

Oliver Styles

Three people were injured and around 100,000 litres wine destroyed when militant winemakers descended on Sète and Montpellier in the early hours on Tuesday. more…

Violence ‘will escalate’ in southern France  – 17/06/2005

Olive Styles

The violent actions of the CRAV ‘will escalate’, according to a former senior member of the winemakers’ pressure group. more…

Vinexpo prepared for ‘threat of demonstrations’  – 16/06/2005

Adam Lechmere, and Oliver Styles

Vinexpo organisers are aware of the ‘threat of demonstrations’ at next week’s trade fair in Bordeaux, but insiders say they are unlikely to be on the destructive scale recently witnessed in the south of France. more…

CRAV: police ‘scared’  – 15/06/2005

Oliver Styles

Police in the Languedoc-Roussillon are ‘very scared’ that the actions of the CRAV will result in serious injury or death. more…

CRAV to hit ‘even harder’ as night of anarchy costs €3m – shocking pictures  – 27/05/2005

Oliver Styles

Amidst lurid scenes of extraordinary violence in the south of France demonstrators have vowed to increase the pressure until the government caves in to their demands. more…

CRAV strikes again  – 29/04/2005

Oliver Styles

A splinter group of disaffected winemakers in the south of France is thought to be responsible for a horrifying attack on a Spanish wine tanker on Wednesday night. more…

More dynamite attacks in the South of France  – 01/04/2005

Adam Lechmere, and agencies

There have been more dynamite attacks in the South of France, with explosions in Montpellier and Carcassone last week. more…

Bomb blast damages La Baume  – 11/03/2005

Adam Lechmere

A bomb was detonated at La Baume winery in the Languedoc on Monday night, in an apparent protest against the power of large companies. more…

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