Can France regain its lost ground?
This is the text of a talk given in London this month by Jean-Claude Mas of Les Domaines Paul Mas (DPM), makers of that La Forge Merlot 2001, a wine of the week last year, immediately prior to a big tasting of the wines of France. I'm reprinting it (in his own note form) because I think it shows a degree of international awareness unusual in a French wine producer. It also contains a few interesting facts and figures. As it happens, Mas with whom I have no connection whatsoever (I met Jean-Claude Mas for the first time at that tasting) happens to have supplied two of my wines of the week - there was a more recent Viognier -...
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