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Weekly Wine Defined – Commune

December 16th, 2013 by Mary Earl

For those of you old enough to recall, commune was a shared community
where a bunch of people lived and shared everything – food, shelter, money
and toothpaste.
But centuries before the communes of the 60s, the French word ‘commune’,
designated a township as an administrative unit consisting of a village and the surrounding lands. There are over 36,000 communes in France, some of the more famous, in the wine world anyway, are Mersault, Pauillac and Brouilly. I’ll join the Pauillac commune, thanks.

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