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Bureaucracy puts wine cellar in limbo

What happens when a bureaucracy decides that moving a 12,000-bottle, 30-year-old wine collection from one restaurant to another is illegal? “She kept referring to it as ‘liquor,’” says Mr. Geisweiller, with a distaste that can only be successfully communicated with a French accent.

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Grant Barrett