American Wine Wins Again

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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."

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.

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