American Wine Wins Again

Here's some news that will be welcomed by everyone who loves "freedom fries." The U.S. won a competition against France. And the contest was a wine-tasting. The judges used the sip-and-spit technique at locations in London and California. The results were the same as a similar competition thirty years ago, when American wine also won. A Frenchman who judged both contests says he might not be able to go home. "After a second time," he says, "They will kill me."

Copyright © 2006 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Here's some news that will be welcome to everyone who loves freedom fries. The United States won a competition against France - and the contest was a wine tasting. The judges used the sip-and-spit technique at locations in London and California. The results were the same as a competition thirty years ago, when American wine also won. A Frenchman who judged both contests says he might not be able to go home. After a second time, he says, they will kill me.

You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2006 NPR. All rights reserved. No quotes from the materials contained herein may be used in any media without attribution to NPR. This transcript is provided for personal, noncommercial use only, pursuant to our Terms of Use. Any other use requires NPR's prior permission. Visit our permissions page for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR's programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: