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Who Really Controls the Vineyards of FRANCE?

Per-Henrik Mansson
Issue: November 30, 2001

In the summer of 2000, Maison Joseph Drouhin made a deal to buy almost 9 acres of vineyard in Burgundy's Côte d'Or in the commune of Pommard. Robert Drouhin, who is chairman and CEO of the Beaune-based négociant house, agreed to pay $743,000 to Edmond Girardin, a retired veterinarian from Beaune.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2001.

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