Thursday, May 25, 2006

French are drinking piss

California wines have trounced Bordeaux in an epic rematch of a historic blind taste test credited with reshaping the wine world.

The US triumph came exactly 30 years after an historic tasting session in Paris when French judges voted New World wines better than those from their own country.

The event became known as the Judgment Of Paris and was a pivotal moment in the industry's history - until then US wines had been considered inferior.

I myself don't like French wine, admittadly mainly due to the fact that it comes from France as opposed to tasting rotten. I prefer any Spanish rosé or a South African white to anthing excreted by France, but now even the yanks (who can't really lay claim to any original idea) have beaten the frogs too. Well done.

7 comments:

Master Guns said...

Good God! How far you've fallen into the pit of officership. There was a time when you wouldn't drink alchohol at all. Now it's Beer, Whiskey and wine every night.

vaughan said...

Hang on how can you say that the yanks have never had an original idea, they invented flight, the repeating rifle, the 45 caliber gun , the automatic pistol and the french may have invented cinema but the yanks gave us HOLLYWOOD!!!

Lt. Colonel Creedon said...

The Americans didn't "invent" anything you mention, they simply improved upon other inventions. The Germans flew gliders years before the Wright brothers. Rifles, pistols and bullets were used in Europe before there were any Yanks at all. I wasn't aware that the bloody French invented cinema, but I'll accept it as it supports my argument, and I'm always right.

Civilian Overseer said...

Colonel, the Yanks have given us plenty, Atomic Weapons, Spaceflight to name but a few, no wait, Das Was Zee Germans. ;)

Fact of the matter it was paid for by the American Taxpayer, so they funded a lot of stuff!

Hey, what about the internet?

Former Grunt said...

McDonalds, Coca-Cola, Disneyworld....

sith apologist said...

I tend to associate frenchy with whine rather than wine.

Civilian Overseer said...

Meooww, Sithy, Meooow, didn't the Frenchies aid the American war of Independance?, Isn't the Statue of Liberty a gift from the citizens of the French Republic to the citizens of the Republic of the United States of America?