Prices Drop at Bellwether Hospices Auction

Per-Henrik Mansson
Issue: January 31, 2003

Despite the potentially excellent quality of Burgundy's 2002 vintage, wine prices dropped at the region's annual Hospices de Beaune auction. Growers and shippers blamed the moderate decrease -- nearly 9 percent from 2001 -- on the gloomy global economy and political instability.

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