Bordeaux, R&D capital

By Jane Anson

10 JAN 2013

2013 has begun with the death of one of the great, although unsung, names of Bordeaux wine: Bernard Donèche. Not an owner of any great Médoc chateau, nor the zillionth generation of a famous Bordeaux lineage, but an academic who preferred to remain in the background in a laboratory or classroom. Outside of Bordeaux academia, he barely made a ripple, but his standing was clear to the mourners who…

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