Great French wines | Is it all about Labels?

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle” … Paulo Coelho, Brida

It’s unromantic, pouty: Labels, methods, classifications and designations… not the most loveable aspects of wine says wine writer Jill Barth…

Our most memorable at-table moments are thanks to our senses and the blessed loved ones that share our experience. It’s true: the energy of wine comes from a place deeper than tasting notes.

But, when we’ve gotten there with wine, when wine takes us all the way, it’s a pleasure getting tangled up in the civilized necessities of capturing a wine through language, presentation and order. It’s not wine snobbery at this heightened state. Let’s call it wine scholarship….

Please visit The Good Life France, where I’m the wine columnist for the rest of the story….



“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing… “  Ernest Hemingway


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