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Not since Agincourt has there been such a threat to French culture from across La Manche. A British institution will this week rubbish France's perennial claim that its unique soil and climatic conditions are responsible for producing some of the world's finest wines.

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"academics compared environmental conditions and wine-making techniques across 100 vineyards, including those owned by such revered wineries as Mouton-Rothschild, Latour, Lafite-Rothschild and Margaux, with the prices the vintages fetch at market.

Their findings will not make pleasant reading for those who argue truly great wine is a result of mystical synergies between the earth and the vine."

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So they decided to study an area where wine makers blend different grapes from multiple vineyards and argue that terroir is bunk? They didn't want to study, say, Burgundy?

Of course, the press's take is almost always exaggerated to simplistic levels. Maybe I'll see if I can get a copy of the real report.