Thursday, February 17, 2005

Bordeaux awakens....

I’m tempted to repeat that line from the movie Tora! Tora! Tora!:
"I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve"…
Bordeaux changes)

Now that the French may return to a system which allows them more freedom, they may become more competitive. This would do wonders for their industry, and as the second meeting between Delpeuch and the French Minister of Argiculture is happening today, we should have more news very soon as to the outcome.

And for the life of me, I’ll never understand why listing the varietals in your blend was illegal in France to start with…

(BTW – the Quote at the top has been attributed to Adm. Yamamoto right after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. In fact, it was created by the writers of Tora! Tora! Tora! and was never uttered by Yamamoto…who incidentally wasn’t even with the attack group when they went to Pearl. History shows that he was quite happy that the attack had succeeded, and wasn’t concerned about the retribution for it until months later when the tide had turned against Japan – if you’ll pardon that pun.)


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