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TN: Not a cocktail - Lapierre "Raisins Gaulois"

by wnissen » Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:47 am

I was somewhat confused what to do when faced with the prospect of no cocktail to make and photograph. It seemed almost too easy to open the cellar, pull out a fully assembled beverage, and drink it. What garnish was I supposed to use, anyway?

  • 2012 Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois - France, Vin de France (11/4/2013)
    As if any more poster children were needed for why the AOC system is broken, but why is this a humble "Vin de France"? It's wonderful. Not complex, and showing obvious carbonic maceration, but it is so precise and has such a nice finish. Excellent with both salmon and burgers, and an excellent value. Very Good.
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Re: TN: Not a cocktail - Lapierre "Raisins Gaulois"

by Dale Williams » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:21 am

I also enjoy the Raisins Gaulois. Has there been a change in regs re Vin de France to allow vintages? The old Vin de table du France couldn't list, Lapierre always used Roman numerals (MMXI was last vintage I think I tried)
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Re: TN: Not a cocktail - Lapierre "Raisins Gaulois"

by wnissen » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:37 pm

Dale Williams wrote:I also enjoy the Raisins Gaulois. Has there been a change in regs re Vin de France to allow vintages? The old Vin de table du France couldn't list, Lapierre always used Roman numerals (MMXI was last vintage I think I tried)

I don't know exactly, but I understand there's been some loosening of the rules about putting a vintage on VdT.
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