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France falls back in love with its humble grape pickers

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 05:50

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Handpicking grapes is enjoying a revival in the Macon region, thanks to organic winemakers like Frantz Chagnoleau, a rising star in the region's growing vin nature (natural wine) movement.

Chasselas, France

"THERE'S no respect for the bosses in this country!" bellowed Thibaut Pariset, as he badgered his team of grape pickers up another steep row of vines near Fuisse, deep in France's Burgundy wine region.

His mock complaints were met with loud guffaws and the odd

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