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The French Mull over Wine as Food

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The French Mull over Wine as Food

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The French are considering classifying wine as food, which open up restrictions on advertising for radio and TV. France is experiencing a large wine surplus this season, export sales are slumping, and domestic consumption is down from 130 bottles per person 40 years ago to about 75 today.

Frank Prial, wine columnist for The New York Times

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