Friday, August 8, 2008

The guide

Many French wine guides publish their notes every year, the most well known in France is the Guide Hachette which has a definite impact on sales for affordable wines. A wine receiving a special selection will be in great demand, and sales will be brisk at the property, in wine shops or in supermarkets. The other important guides have mainly an impact with wine enthusiasts, the guide from the Revue du Vin de France made a controversial statement when it demoted Château Mouton Rothschild from 3 stars (out of 3) to 2. The 3 stars were given back later. So, we are impatiently waiting for their releases. Will there be big changes? Most likely if my information is correct !
Will the Bettanne Desseauve also make changes ? Previously, they were responsible for the guide of the Revue du Vin de France.
Will the new guide from Parker will also create a scoop?

The French trade deficit is increasing. Over the past 12 months our deficit is only of 48 billion Euros, compared to the German deficit of more than 100 million Euros. Europe? Which Europe?

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