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Truffles In Trouble

From declining production to outright fakes, problems beset one of the world’s great luxury foods
Sam Gugino
Issue: December 15, 2012

Year after year, Urbani, a family business founded in 1850, supplies truffles for the fall menus of high-end restaurants around the globe. But truffles are in trouble. Global warming has taken its toll on truffle production in recent years, with some estimates putting total production down 25 percent to 30 percent from what it was 15 years ago. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 20, 2012.

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