Can France Put a Cork In It?


New Yorkers vent their wartime anger by dumping vin rouge

Marcel Guigal is worried. every year the celebrated winemaker from the town of Ampuis, near Lyons, ships 27% of his 460,000 cases of Hermitage, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and other appellations to the United States. These days, his importers tell him, much of it is languishing in warehouses, as irate Americans show how they feel about French President Jacques Chirac's stance against the war in Iraq. "Our President is a man with a big heart, and everyone is against war. But France's position against America has been too hard, too cut-and-dried," Guigal says. "We've got to do something to make sure this popular boycott...

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