French Senators Give Wine Heritage Status

On Monday, April 14, the French Senate officially recognized wine as part of its cultural heritage, as part of a farm bill already approved by the National Assembly. The bill, originally authored by Roland Courteau, the senator from Aude, makes wine part of the “cultural, gastronomic, and pastoral heritage of France.”  Besides preserving an important […]

Op-Ed: Please, Dear American Friends, Take Care of Our « Château » Label

I grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by vineyards, one of the many things us French people are excessively proud of. Naturally, my first reaction when I heard that France was alone in Europe to fight against the possibility for American vintners to sell their wines under the “château” label or “appellation” was: “Do you […]