Reply to "The French: Protectors of tradition"

Welcome to the boards Alejandro.

The point I was making wasn't wether or not the French labelling their syrah as "shiraz" was a bad thing. To be honest I think that if it helps them sell more wine more power to them, some Aussie wines label themselves as Syrah.

I was just amused that the French who have been whinging loudest and longest about other countries putting French wine terms on their labels, thought it OK to put an Australian/South African term on their labels about a nanosecond after it became commercially viable for them to do so.

I would also object to Shiraz such as Seppelts St Peter, Jasper Hill, Brokenwood Graveyard Vineyard, and Wynn's Michael being identified as bastardizing quality over mass appeal.

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The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. -Herbert Spencer
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