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If a given style of wine is made in France and some other countires, the French version is better.
post #2 of 82
i thought you were croatian? shouldn't this be in DT? have you been infected?
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
If a given type of varietal is made in France and some other countires, the French version is better.

fixed.

except, possibly, for a few very special examples (hello Ornellaia, Sassicaia, Massetto, etc.)
post #4 of 82
What was the first law? Did it have something to do with nuance?
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What was the first law? Did it have something to do with nuance?

No black suits.

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If a given type of varietal is made in France and some other countires, the French version is better.
fixed.

They only say 'varietal' in the USA, so I'd stick with the original.



... and I'd mostly agree, but I do prefer Italian versions of French red grape wines.
post #6 of 82
I'm not convinced that even the French would wholeheartedly agree. Have you no respect for the Judgement of Paris?
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I'm confused.
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I'm not convinced that even the French would wholeheartedly agree. Have you no respect for the Judgement of Paris?

Have you no knowledge of how the French judges reacted when they found out the scores of the JoP?
post #9 of 82
Understood. But the test has been repeated on the same wines several times since then and even the French judges have softened up a bit. I'm just sayin', the second law sounds more like the British disregard for brown shoes than the rather more cut and dried "No black suits.".
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Understood. But the test has been repeated on the same wines several times since then and even the French judges have softened up a bit. I'm just sayin', the second law sounds more like the British disregard for brown shoes than the rather more cut and dried "No black suits.".

True. The whole thing is interesting though. Like the 30 year rematch. They had a dual-city rematch, LA and London, right? Why not Napa, first off, since that is where the wine is from, but it also seems funny that they didn't do the retasting in Paris. I've heard its because Spurrier was blacklisted in the Parisian wine scene after the JoP, but I really doubt the veracity of that claim.
post #11 of 82
Mostly true, but there are so many examples at so many pricepoints that the distictions become a bit useless. Bottle for bottle, it's certainly not predictive.
post #12 of 82
California wines > all else. /runs and hides
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California wines > all else. /runs and hides
That's it. UCLA has fucking failed.
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That's it. UCLA has fucking failed.

lol
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rouge brut
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