Although it does pain me to type this, the French do make a good ‘glop’ of wine. My preference is for a red Cabernet Sauvignon (chilled white wine for the Ladies, a bottle of red for the Men). Imagine the out cry several years ago when the ‘good old USA’ knocked them into a cocked hat, by producing a far better quality from the vineyards of California; and then taking all of the top prizes associated with it! You have no idea how that made my day, it took me a full week to celebrate it ‘hic‘… I have bought Californian red wine since, with the occasional bottle of Australian produced red.
Scientists from University of Pennsylvania have uncovered remains of the first ever French wineries on the site of ancient port Lattara. Chemical analysis suggests that the equipment, including an ancient wine pressing platform (pictured), would have been imported from Rome and that the Italians are responsible for teaching the French how to make wine.
The French may be the kings of wine, but the ITALIANS taught them everything they know, claim researchers The Italian stiletto has now been pushed, and twisted into the stomach of the French frog, who is hopping mad over it.