Tuesday, 17 February 2009
French legislative lunacy?
Sancerre: producers protesting on 30th October 2008 against the demonizing of wine (photo: Benoît Roumet)
With the French parliament discussing various changes to the law concerning alcohol, some of the measures proposed being draconian like the proposal to have a blanket ban on free wine tasting, Hervé Lalou has posted a piece asking why so many of the deputies, mayors and politicians who represent French wine regions have been so timid and reluctant to speak up on behalf of their wine producers. Hervé also castigates the French press for their timidity.