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French wine – a national heritage

Finally it’s official. The wine belongs to the French cultural heritage.

On July 9, the French wine industry had a reason to celebrate. On that day it was confirmed, finally, by the parliament that the French wine is a part of the French national heritage (le patrimoine français).

Maybe this confirmation came just in time. Right now there is a considerable debate in France about the famous Loi Evin, the law that restricts advertising and promotion of tobacco and alcoholic beverages in France. Many winemakers believe that those who interpret the law now has gone completely overboard in their zeal to limit advertising and what they consider to be advertising of wine.

Read more about wine, a national heritage: vitisphere.com.

Vineyard at Chateau de Castelnau, Entre deux Mers, Bordeaux

Vineyard at Chateau de Castelnau, Entre deux Mers, Bordeaux, copyright BKWine Photography

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