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1453 - The Restoration of French Rule in Gascony Improved The Bordeaux-English Wine Industry

The Bordeaux-English wine trade was at its height of success in the 14th century, but the Hundred Years’ War put an end to it when Gascony reverted to French control in 1453. Following the eviction of the English, Dutch wine traders expanded their influence in Bordeaux. The Dutch were enthusiastic traders who bought wine from all over Europe, especially the Mediterranean countries, for trade with Hanseatic republics. They were eager to capitalize on the promise of the French wine industry. Throughout the majority of the 16th and 17th centuries, the Dutch traders would have a substantial influence on the prosperity of the French wine industry.