FRANCE: Wine of Honor

Most facile of writers is debonair Paul Reboux, editor, dramatic critic, parodist and bon vivant, author of The Little Papa-coda, Romulus Cuckoo, Colin, or the Tropical Voluptuaries. Among his other works, nimble Critic Reboux has paid homage to France's national sport and greatest glory, Gastronomy, by publishing a cook book, Plats Nouveaux.

In the course of a charming dissertation on the wines of France, outspoken Gastronome Reboux lately touched on the subject of champagne, France's "Wine of Honor."

Said he, among other things:

"In the wine...

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