Religious views on the grapevine

The Burgundy wine region has a lot to thank religion for. Without the monastic powerhouses of Cýteaux, home and birthplace of the Cistercians, or Cluny, home of the Benedictine order, much of Burgundy wine would not exist at all, or certainly not in

29th August, 2009

The Burgundy wine region has a lot to thank religion for. Without the monastic powerhouses of Cýteaux, home and birthplace of the Cistercians, or Cluny, home of the Benedictine order, much of Burgundy wine would not exist at all, or certainly not in the form we enjoy today.

Cýteaux is directly connected to the most important winery in Burgundy, the Clos de Vougeot, a Grand Cru vineyard owned by more than 60 different...

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