Monday, April 23, 2007

The Week in Alcohol

At last, a French terrorist group we can understand Activists from CRAV (comite regional d'action viticole, a militant French wine-industry group), firebombed stores in the south of France as part of a campaign to fight price-cutting and unrestricted imports of non-domestic wines. According to Decision News Media, "[the] left-wing French farming group, the Confederation Paysanne, said Monday it stood 'in solidarity with winemakers facing crisis'. It described the recent supermarket attacks as 'moderate'.

With pornstar Ron Jeremy as Robert Parker
Robert Parker Online has introduced a feature called "Parker in your Palm"

Flash! Sun discovered rising in East! Garagiste Movement co-founders Jean-Luc Thunevin and Francois Mitjaville have declared the Bordeaux Garage Wine movement as dead as Thunevin's 1995 Valandraud. According to Decanter, "Thunevin has told La Revue du Vin de France that 'garage wines are made by winemakers who try to compensate for a lack of means and poor terroir by applying modern techniques and efficiencies'."

Let's call it Valandraud The Washington Wine Company announced a contest to name its new winery. Prize is two cases of WWC products a year for a decade.

That'll be $49.99 for your bottle of Yellow Tail It's official: the worst drought in living memory has cut Australia's grape harvest by 30%. Grape pickers have been referred to by commentators as 'search parties'.

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