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Burgundy Fans Have Reasons to Worry
New York Times ^ | 12-23-2012 | ERIC PFANNER

Posted on 11/25/2012 4:33:38 AM PST by Renfield

BEAUNE, FRANCE — Is it time for Burgundy lovers to panic? Are the prices of these most exquisite and expressive wines about to spiral into the stratosphere, propelled by a burgeoning generation of Burgundy fans from China? In short, is Burgundy about to go the way of Bordeaux?

Those fears were weighing on many people’s minds last weekend — at least, those who spend euros, dollars, pounds or yen, rather than renminbi — at the biggest annual wine party in Burgundy, three days of not-always-fine dining and drinking that surround the Hospices de Beaune charity auction.

At the auction, the latest vintage of wine from the Hospices, a hospital and former almshouse that is also one of the most prominent vineyard owners in Burgundy, is sold. The sale serves as an early indicator of interest in a vintage, as well as broader gauge of the state of the Burgundy wine economy......

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TOPICS: Agriculture; Business/Economy; Food
KEYWORDS: burgundy; oenology; wine

1 posted on 11/25/2012 4:33:44 AM PST by Renfield
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To: Red_Devil 232

Ping

Time to stock up on Burgundies.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 4:34:31 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield
Hell ... it was time to stock up on EVERYthing over a year ago.

The writing on the wall was in two foot high lettering.

NOTHing will ever be the same again and the cost of living has just gone through the roof.

3 posted on 11/25/2012 4:37:58 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Renfield

California Cabs are the same grape


4 posted on 11/25/2012 4:47:13 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: Renfield

Wasn’t sure if the reference was to Ron Burgundy or what.


5 posted on 11/25/2012 5:00:07 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Renfield

Not sure what this writers is talking about about. DRC wines have been in the stratosphere for decades.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 5:00:41 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Renfield

Oregon Pinot Noirs are a very acceptable substitute. Some vineyards prune the vines in exactly the same way as Burgundy—and the results are spectacular, at a fraction of the cost.


7 posted on 11/25/2012 5:01:11 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

“Oregon Pinot Noirs are a very acceptable substitute. Some vineyards prune the vines in exactly the same way as Burgundy—and the results are spectacular, at a fraction of the cost.”
I agree. In ten years or maybe 15, we will be getting great wines from China.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 5:24:47 AM PST by HChampagne
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To: Renfield

As long as I can get cheap red at Walmart, HEB, or Trader Joe’s, I’m happy (and healthy). And so far, not a problem.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 5:26:01 AM PST by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: Renfield

Haven’t they heard of price controls? ((snort!!)) Have the govt set the price of wine so everyone can afford it. Whoever makes the wine certainly has certainly made enough money in the past exploiting worker grapes.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 5:29:07 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Renfield

There are plenty of good wines around so worry not.


11 posted on 11/25/2012 5:35:42 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: HChampagne

No thanks.
The entire country has been polluted.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 5:45:03 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Renfield

What goes best with my Grey Poupon?


13 posted on 11/25/2012 5:48:36 AM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: knarf
" the cost of living has just gone through the roof. "

My Government told me it was almost zero! And they have also some excellent waterfront property to sell me from Back East. /sarc

14 posted on 11/25/2012 5:51:25 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon
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To: freedumb2003

No, they’re not. Burgundian reds come from Pinot Noir.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 5:56:04 AM PST by GnL
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To: I am Richard Brandon
Too late ... I snatched that property up at a bargain.

I have the paper, and when I can afford the gas money, I'm gonn'a take a drive n'go SEE it !

16 posted on 11/25/2012 5:57:51 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Renfield
Burgundy Fans Have Reasons to Worry...Time to stock up on Burgundies


17 posted on 11/25/2012 5:57:51 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: HChampagne

and Malbecs from Argentina, Shiraz from Australia, whites from New Zealand, Tuscans from CA foothills...What a wonderful world. And you can order them all on your free 0bamaphone.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 6:50:56 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Renfield
is Burgundy about to go the way of Bordeaux

This is confusing.

I thought a wine can only be called a "Bordeaux" wine if the grapes and the wines made from the grapes come from France.

19 posted on 11/25/2012 7:36:34 AM PST by MosesKnows
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To: freedumb2003

Cabernet Sauvignon is a Bordeaux varietal not a Burgundy varietal.

Hint: If the wine bottle has a gently sloping neck it is a burgundy or burgundy blend. If it has a squared off neck it is a bordeaux or bordeaux blend.


20 posted on 11/25/2012 9:55:09 AM PST by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Renfield

21 posted on 11/25/2012 10:01:57 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: freedumb2003

No they aren’t. The red Burgundies use the Pinot Noir grape.


22 posted on 11/25/2012 10:16:03 AM PST by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

And six years ago the headlines were:

“French Vinters Awash in too much wine”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13751660/ns/business-cnbc_tv/t/french-vintners-awash-too-much-wine/


23 posted on 11/25/2012 12:02:57 PM PST by PAR35
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