Blog: Its life, but not as they know it.
Chris Brook-Carter | 14 May 2004
The near-impossible has apparently happened. The French wine industry has at last recognised that there is life outside its own borders – though not too far outside, of course.
A news report I saw at the end of the week said that, according to France's most distinguished wine publication, La Revue du Vin de France, some 20% of the world’s top winemakers are Italian.
The magazine's listing of its top 100 vintners of the year contained 19 from Italy, including eight from Tuscany and five from Piedmont. The remainder came from Umbria, Sicily, Veneto, Campania, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Lombardy.
Not having seen the list myself, I can't comment on how many were Australian, Californian or from New Zealand, but the sceptic in me is thinking that it's not very many.
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