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December 15th, 1999 The Driven Leader of Hermitage Michel Chapoutier's quest for excellence comes at a price By William Echikson Michel Chapoutier was upset. The owners of the decaying Hotel du Commerce across the street from Chapoutier's headquarters in the Rhône Valley wine town of Tain l'Hermitage were about to sell out to a budget chain.
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