Friday, May 26, 2006

In praise of ... Europe's wine

The Guardian, Leader article

In a world awash with wine, Brouilly has to compete with Barossa for consumers' attention and French is no longer automatically seen as best.
Thirty years ago this week a blind tasting that became known, rather grandly, as the judgment of Paris, saw French experts choose Californian wine over the best of Bordeaux, and when the experiment was repeated this week the result was the same. This has only further boosted the confidence of America's wine industry, which already shapes the world's tastes through the powerful wine critic Robert Parker and which recently received a cinematic endorsement in the film Sideways.


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