FRANCE: Wine Gotha

Socialites of Manhattan's swank Brook Club tendered a test dinner last week to one of the chief arbiters of French wine elegance. M. le Baron Marcel Fouquier is president of the Academic des Oenophiles (wine lovers) which yields in dignity and discrimination not even to the Academic Francaise.

The Brook Club gave M. le Baron no wine from U. S. vineyards. "I have not tasted any yet, and I am sorry!" he exclaimed. "As a Frenchman I know that it must be California wines which...

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