Looks like Georges Duboeuf, the king of Beaujolais, is in hot water with French wine authorities for blending bulk Beaujolais-Villages with more expensive Cru Beaujolais. If this is just an accident, as Duboeuf claims, it could mean some pretty cheap Beaujolais coming to market at low prices and a shortage of Cru Beaujolais from the 2004 vintage. None of the wines in question have been released yet, so no harm done to consumers. I’ll keep an eye on this story to see if this affected any wines in my cellar from Duboeuf in previous years.
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