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Winemakers warn of a coming Burgundy 'apocalypse'

The world's well-heeled wine lovers are chasing the premiers and grands crus from the 20 famous names (your Romanée-Conti, Roumier, Rousseau and Roulot). Prices have risen so fast, some domaine owners are no longer sure what to charge.

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FOR years, vintages of Burgundy have been smaller and smaller, while prices have gone up and up. Rain, floods and hailstorms have decimated vineyards since 2010, especially in the Côte de Beaune (the southern part of the famous limestone strip that's home to the most famous