In honor of Alice Fiering’s recent call to dump the whole of California’s wine production down the nearest sewer pipe, I thought it might be fitting to look back in time to a period where France didn’t have a defender as vocal and virtuous as Alice.
A time when the headlines screamed disarray for the French, and when their sole loyal defender was the New York Times erudite wine columnist, Eric Asimov.
The date: Thursday, July 6th 2006. The post: Eric Asimov to the Rescue!
What Eric that day began, Alice has finished.
As we solemnly begin the work of grafting over to Thompson Seedless at Rebecca’s Vineyard, join us won’t you, as we all pour our California wines into the commode together, and celebrate with a synchronized flush.