Fermenting grape juice being tested for sugar and alcohol content, Domaine du Vissoux, Beaujolais. (© Owen Franken/Photographed for the New York Times, September 17, 2007).

Fermenting grape juice being tested for sugar and alcohol content, Domaine du Vissoux, Beaujolais. (© Owen Franken/Photographed for the New York Times, September 17, 2007).

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