Re: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu Apr 13 2000 - 12:30:35 MDT

James Rogers wrote:
> if you have been drinking French wine bottled in the

> last several years, there is a good chance that it was made with
> California grapes anyway. Apparently several years of declining domestic
> quality have forced some of the producers, including some fairly well
> regarded ones, to buy product from the growing number of U.S. producers to
> maintain the product quality of what they put their labels on. His advice
> was that, except for a few exceptional French producers, you are better
> off buying California wine in the U.S. Right now, French wine is generally
> inferior to its California equivalent or California wine with a French
> label, so it is difficult to justify purchasing French wine in the U.S.
> for the most part. In general my experience agrees with this.

So they aren't keeping to their own standards? This is rich.

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