Le Figaro publishes 20 ideas to save French wine

Friday, 19 November, 2004
Oliver Styles, Decanter
French newspaper Le Figaro has published a 20-step guide to getting France out of its current wine crisis.

As part of a 5-page section, the 20 suggestions bring together ideas and projects from a broad cross section of the wine trade in France.

With such suggestions as adding wood chips to generic wines, 'uprooting vines' and 'reinforced appellation controls', the list includes many controversial ideas. Some, such as the creation of an AOC (Appellation d'Origin Controllée) d'Excellence and alteration of the AOC assessment, are already being discussed by the INAO, the central appellation control body.

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