Burgundy emerges from ashes

The winemaking region of Burgundy has been portrayed as a lumbering glacier doomed to follow its old and failing path.

29th October, 2005

The winemaking region of Burgundy has been portrayed as a lumbering glacier doomed to follow its old and failing path. However, closer observation shows that a new Burgundy is emerging - a younger, busier place with experimental wines, new communes and cheaper prices.

Burgundy is actually a place for innovators. The Cistercian monks who began the winemaking tradition here could have planted low quality vineyards in easy locations, producing a mass of low quality, unsaleable...

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