Tuesday, May 27, 2008
A few days ago I published a post about Veuve-Clicquot champagne, but I forgot to mention this fact about wines sold in France. The French are extremely protective of their wine industry. Only 2% of all wine sold in France is not French, and most of that comes from other Mediterranean countries, such as Italy and Spain.
Although Paris has major world class attractions, I have found that sometimes even the Louvre or Notre-Dame has to take a back seat to a thirst that can only be satisfied by a glass of French wine. But that's just me, perhaps.
Also, you should consider a career as a diplomat if you are able to persuade a Frenchman to drink wine that comes from anyplace else. Honestly, you should.