Frankly, I never really learned much about French wine. New world wine offered better price/performance than French wine so I focussed on Australian, American, and New Zealand wines with the odd detour to South America. When I shopped for dinner, after my run this morning, I picked out an inexpensive French wine to go with a couple of dry aged strip streaks. I chose a 2004 Pennautier Cabardès, almost at random. It is very pleasant with good tannin.

Our boycott of Spanish and Italian wines continues.

Of course, if the new French President does not follow through on his promises then the boycott will resume. Monsieur President, you are on notice.