Blog: Chris MercerKnighthood for wine importer

Chris Mercer | 31 March 2010

France has awarded a knighthood to a US wine importer.

US-based Jon-David Headrick will be appointed a Chevalier dans l'Ordre du Merite Agricole, one of the highest civilian awards given by the government of France, it was announced today (31 March).

Headrick specialises in Loire Valley wines, and particularly those from organically grown grapes.

"It is very encouraging to see the French Government recognising the work of our winemakers who still make wine the 'hard way' as well as the work of our team who has spread the word about these family-owned wineries," Headrick said.

We don't doubt Headrick's commitment, hard work and passion.

But, in a turbulent time for French wine abroad, is the Government reminding Headrick who his friends are?

Perhaps we are too cynical...

Chris M, deputy ed.


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