New-found Burgundy bliss

New-found Burgundy bliss

In September 2000, a picket on oil refineries brought Europe to a standstill and stopped my tour of southern Burgundy’s vineyards in its tracks.

In September 2000, a picket on oil refineries brought Europe to a standstill and stopped my tour of southern Burgundy’s vineyards in its tracks. The event taught me three things.

First, without petrol, Europe is only about a week away from the Middle Ages. Second, even in a petrol-rich world, southern Burgundy has never really emerged from the Middle Ages. And, most importantly, playing CDs in a car with the engine off will eventually lead...

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