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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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Dijon, town in northern burgundy and the focus of the region’s vinous academe, the Institut Universitaire de la Vigne et du Vin Jules Guyot in the Université de Bourgogne (formerly the Université de Dijon). For some time oenology was taught by the charismatic vigneron René Engel, who was also a leading light in the Chevaliers de Tastevin, but Dijon was able to offer graduate diplomas in oenology from 1947. The course was further refined in 1955 when a viticultural research station and experimental winery (2.4 ha/10 acres) were established in nearby marsannay.