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Chinese buying up Bordeaux vineyards

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jswordy

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The rabbit — the “Imperial Rabbit” — looks out quietly from the vineyard’s sign, sandwiched between the familiar words ‘‘Great Wine of Bordeaux.’’

But there are no rabbits in this vineyard, imperial or otherwise. Nor are there any “Golden Rabbits” or “Tibetan Antelopes” or even “Grand Antelopes” in the vineyards not far away.

That has not stopped the new Chinese owner in one of France’s most fabled wine regions from naming his newly acquired chateaus after them — to more than a little consternation among tradition-bound French.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/world/europe/france-china-wine.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR2jAWRhxS428zxJVqXU1DX6QhQGu-LA56M63btdwsmVJ7nx3e9qyRNoROQ
 

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When all the French have to offer is mystique as a justification for their pricing, the Chinese come along and blow that up. Oh well.
 

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