Thursday, May 28, 2009

The view from Bordeaux: Your wine sucks

There's a great quote in an AP story about French wine sales dropping.

But Arnaud Crete, of Chateau Listran in Bordeaux, said he has been pessimistic about the prospects for French wine for some time, as new, low-cost vintages from across the globe gain ground in the international market.

"I always take the example of tomatoes," he said. "They're inedible, the tomatoes you find in supermarkets. But people buy them just the same."

Yeah, that's right, you upstart vintners of Argentina and South Africa and New Zealand. Your wine tastes just like unripe hothouse tomatoes. It's undrinkable. At least in Bordeaux.

Read the full story here.

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