Thursday, July 13, 2006

US vs. France: The Better Wine Comes From…

Wine and cheese: love it or hate it, there's no way the cultureless Fed Ex, Slurpee and Britney Spears-obsessed United States could beat the prouder, older, and more refined culinary expertise of the French. Or could it?

Well, in a blind taste test, U.S. wines trounced French varieties.

"The result was seen as a blow to French national pride and shocked the country's wine industry," read a BBC report.

But how could the French be so shocked? In a similar contest 30 years ago, called the "Judgment of Paris," the U.S. beat the French handily. There wine was second-rate then, and it's still second-rate today.

The loss is just the latest in a string of bad news for French wine lovers. According to the BBC, "The French wine industry has suffered badly in recent years… thousands of hectares of vines in France have been destroyed to deal with over-production, with some Bordeaux wines even being turned back into industrial alcohol."

While this victory is nice for a bunch of reality TV watching, Cheetos eating and psychic hotline calling Yanks, we shouldn't get to comfortable over here. Be humble, my fellow Americans. Someday, the best hamburgers, blue jeans and surf boards may come from China or India.


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