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"There is no respect for the bosses in this country," bellowed Thibaut Pariset, as he badgered his team of grape pickers up another steep row of vines near Fuisse, deep in France's Burgundy wine region.It is this kind of good-humored banter that keeps 69-year-old Rene Kleingardner coming back year after year to do eight hours of often backbreaking work for the minimum wage of around 10 euros ($11).The migrant workers who traditionally helped are now rare in this corner of central France, where locals do most of the work in teams gathered through families and friends.Eighty percent or more of grapes are now harvested by machine in many regions, said Frantz Chagnoleau, whose grapes the team were picking for his St Veran wine.For Chagnoleau, happy pickers are part of the alchemy of creating a great wine.Emmanuel Guillot, of Domaine Guillot-Broux, one of France's pioneering organic winemakers, agrees.
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