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Magazine Archives: Nov. 30, 2012

St.-Emilion Issues a New Classification

Suzanne Mustacich
Issue: November 30, 2012


After six years of legal squabbling, St.-Emilion has a new classification of top wine producers. The INAO (Institut National des Appellations d'Origine), the body in charge of French appellations, announced the latest roster of top properties in September. A revamped classification procedure produced plenty of surprises. Several properties that have been known in recent years for innovation—and for ruffling traditional producers' feathers—were promoted. Wine Spectator's Suzanne Mustacich reports.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 6, 2012.


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