The End of St Emilion?

Do you love your St Emilion wines?   While it is a lovely 'village', we were told on Day 1 of our first ever visit 'never' buy St Emilion when in St Emilion!
It is never cheap but normally worth it as they make great wines, but recently 4 of the biggest and highest ranked vineyards have withdrawn from the St Emilion Classification system.
You can read more here ( but put simply the big boys aren't happy with the referees.
We know the solution in Wicklow is to put sassy refs in the boot of their car (apologies to my Wicklow friend (sic)) but the big boys have withdrawn from the Classification system.  You can read more HERE on