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Wine Spectator: Becky Wasserman, American Champion Of Burgundy’s Small Wineries, Dies At 84

August 24, 2021

Becky Wasserman, founder of Le Serbet and Becky Wasserman & Co., died Aug. 20 of a respiratory illness. She had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease for several years, according to her family. She was 84. An innovator and entrepreneur, Wasserman championed small growers from around France, but particularly Burgundy, where she lived beginning in 1968.

She was a major advocate and supporter for many young vignerons, but also importers, distributors, retailers, wine writers, and wine lovers around the world. If not for the efforts of this American woman and her company, Le Serbet, many of France’s greatest wineries might have remained unknown in the United States. Wine Spectator has more on Wasserman’s life and career.Suzanne Mustacich

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