04 May 2009

They've Gone and Done It

I MENTIONED THE controvery in a post back in March, and now the E.U. has made its decision -- and many French vintners are pretty upset, especially some of the ones here in the South. An excerpt from a newspaper report:
TARADEAU, France -- To the buttoned-down European Union bureaucrats in Brussels, the idea was simple: squeeze costs, conquer new markets, maximize profits. But to the vintners of Taradeau, a sun-splashed Provencal village 800 miles to the south -- and a world away, mentally -- it was an attack on their Mediterranean heritage, a crack in French civilization, a fraud against wine lovers everywhere

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