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A Buyer’s Market

The recession is turning the wine industry upside down, And wine lovers are taking advantage
Tim Fish, Mitch Frank
Issue: February 28, 2010

The e-mails arrive in your inbox every hour advertising fantastic wine buys in the midst of the Great Recession. They promise outstanding wines at prices so low they seem impossible to resist: Château Pétrus 2004, slashed from a release price of $1,299 to just $439; Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Special Selection 2007, originally $150, now just $99; Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino 2003 at $34, down from $58. Want Cristal? Louis Roederer Brut Champagne Cristal is 30 percent off at $179.

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

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