Remember The French Wine Boycotts and How They Didn't Matter?

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/06/international/europe/06wine.html

     
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    LMFAO!!!!!

    There are some "French" owned companies here in the U.S. the employ quite a few people. Keeping that in mind I found it hard to boycott any of those companies. Imports however, were a completely different story. I never really bought alot of imported wine, a couple bottles a year at best, so it wasn't very hard for me to quit. The facts in this article lead me to believe that I wasn't the only one.
     
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    Freedom Fries! I ain't never gonna buy no Frenchy pro-ducts again! Ya hear?
     
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    I haven't noticed the slightest decline in French wine prices. Maybe the importers are keeping the difference.
     
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    Who needs French wine, when Washington wines are better?
     
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    Not too mention the Australian and CA, also many local wineries.
     
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    the french wines lost some parts of market because the australian wines, made into metal tanks, were less expansive : metal tank + piece of wood, instead of real wood barrels.


    Anyway, the french wines are still the best, and I don't say that becasue i'm french : the australiana re good, like the CA'ones, of course.
    but the high quality french wines have a flavor, a taste...prefect. The Saint-Emilion, ChateauNeuf du Pape, Chateau-Lafitte.......the Sauternes, for the white wine, a prefect wine, swet, sugar...
    and the french Champagne, a wonder ;)

    For me, France will rest the best place for the best wines, like Scottland is the best place for the best Whisky, and Antilles - Martinique - for the Rhum.
    ;) :wine:
     
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    And New York State wines! :)
     
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    Does NYS really product wines ?????
     

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