Cairanne promoted to Côtes-du-Rhône Cru status

From Decanter: The Cairanne appellation in the Côtes du Rhône has been awarded cru status, joining well-known names such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas and Crozes-Hermitage. (Article continues at length.)

Happy for the growers we know – it’s one of my better-loved appellations.

But a little bummed that I won’t be able to buy it for cheap anymore.

A double-edged sword, if ever there was . . .

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