Tasting sized pours — foreign bodies

Holy goose: A Chicago Rabbi invokes the wrath of God if the City Council’s two Jewish members vote to overturn the ban. The measure was passed 48-1 earlier this year. [Sun-Times] Related: Goose gitmo

French women do get fat
: A study finds that a third of French woman are overweight. Is it the foie gras? Or fast food? [Daily Mail]

British wine writer Hugh Johnson is against “bodybuilder” wines calling them “boring, without any useful purpose.” They remind him of “steroid-packed bodybuilders, merely made to win competitions.” But what would the Governator say? [Sunday Times]

Getting bigger: the AOC Coteaux de Languedoc also had its boundaries extended taking it a step closer to a regional appellation. But with a new regional AOC Languedoc due to be approved in a few weeks, one wonders why the duplication? [vitisphere]

Four more: The national committee of INAO, the French appellation regulatory body, has granted four more AOCs in the Loire. Enough already with the far-flung regions! How about adding varietal labeling too?

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3 Responses to “Tasting sized pours — foreign bodies”

  1. I believe some form of varietal labelling has already been approved in France and goes into effect in 2007.

  2. That’s true. Some producers are jumping the gun and putting grape varieties alongside the appellations now.


    “Judge this wine by its label”

    “Bordeaux label mystery”

  3. I believe some form of varietal labelling has already been approved in also.


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