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June 2010

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FrANCe Tradition and W hat’s new in Burgundy? This seems like a strange question to ask while traveling along the region’s narrow roads, lined with centuries-old enclosed vineyards. They’re interspersed with the medieval stone buildings of tiny hamlets that carry all the most famous names in Burgundy wine. But there are a few fresh factors here: More young winemakers are either creating new domaines or taking over from their parents; more women are working in every aspect of winemaking; and of course, there’s always a new vintage to evaluate. Beyond CONTEMPORARY BurGuNDY IS A STUDY IN CONTRADICTIONS by Becky sue epstein Burgundy’s walled vineyards represent its traditionalism. 76 / the tasting panel / june 2010

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