Tag: France

Wine News: What I’m Reading the Week of 8/2/20

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the wine stories that I find of interest on the web. I post them

French To Destroy the California Wine Industry Over Foie Gras

OK people, now is the time for outrage. If you value the California wine industry, then you can’t ignore the

Being Proud of Your Country’s Wine Doesn’t Mean Anything if You Don’t Drink It

There are a few things you can count on no matter where you are in history. One of them is

Live (Sort of) From the Hospices de Beaune

The Hospices de Beaune wine auction is still in full swing. It opened with great enthusiasm this afternoon, just as

Too Much (Bad?) Muscadet or Evil Taxes?

I read with some dismay this morning, a news article in Decanter Magazine about sixty growers in the Loire Valley’s

Wine and the Internet in France

I’ve often decried the pig-headed idiocy of the French government in its persistent cowing to the lobbying interests of puritanical

Domaine Tempier, Bandol, France: Current Releases

There are two types of people in the world, the joke goes: those who believe the world can be divided

Book Review: Grape Man of Texas by Sherrie McLeRoy and Roy Renfro

Review by Alfonso Cevola. Twenty-five years ago, I got a call from a client of mine, originally from Bordeaux, who

2004 E. Guigal “Chateau d’Ampuis” Côte-Rôtie, Northern Rhone, France

One of the greatest experiences that a wine lover can encounter is a wine that stops them in their tracks.

Wine That Answers the Question: What is This Shit?

Amidst the tumbling financial markets, rapacious campaigning, and international crises of one form or another, we all need to slow

Raise a Fist for French Wine: Vive la France!

Solidarity, people. That’s what I’m talking about. The winegrowers of France are outraged. So what else is new? But for

Just When You Thought France Was Making Progress

No matter how bad you think you have it, there are other folks who have it worse than you. We

Grand Jury Cru: Part Deux

I wrote a post over a year ago entitled Grand Jury Cru, which described the unfortunate plight of the wineries

France Makes Progress Towards Rational Wine Laws

I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to write a piece acknowledging progress in France towards a rational

How Much Longer Must French Wine Suffer?

There are stupid, corrupt, and morally righteous politicians everywhere. Americans need look no farther than their own legislators for proof