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Magazine Archives: Aug. 31, 2001

Valley of the Doldrums

Rainy harvest tested winemakers in Loire's diverse regions
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: August 31, 2001

Wine is like life -- not every vintage has a happy ending. In the marginal northerly climate of France's Loire Valley, vintners gamble with the weather every year. In 1998, 1999 and 2000, most of them lost.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2001.

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