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Vin de Pays - a lifesaver for unwanted French wine?
The proposed introduction of a new all-embracing, multi-regional, Vin de Pays Vignobles de France as reported here earlier this year, is not going unopposed. (There’s a surprise. French wine producers seem to have developed a taste for legal stroppiness – as witness the recent suspension of both the 2006 St-Emilion classification and the 2003 cru bourgeois reclassification because of objections in the courtroom.) A legal challenge is to be made in the next few days by two French producer associations, the Fédération Régionale des Vignerons Indépendants du...
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