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Diageo Dumps Bordeaux

Mitch Frank, Suzanne Mustacich, James Suckling
Issue: February 28, 2010

Chateau & Estate Wines, a U.S. importer and division of British drinks giant Diageo, is abandoning Bordeaux after more than three decades and selling off its stock at a huge discount. The decision by one of the world's biggest buyers of Bordeaux wines to essentially walk away is roiling the market as the region prepares for the 2009 vintage futures campaign.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands February 2, 2010.

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