Damage Suits: Vin Triste

In the little Loire valley town of Saint-Bouize, where the good life consists of lolling in the two local bistros and sipping the cool white wines of Sancerre and Pouilly, Farmer Georges Delair's motorbike accident was a particular tragedy. The day an auto knocked him over the handle bars onto his head, life turned drab indeed for the large, affable man. Pains in his head and neck impaired his work. Even worse, the 33-year-old Delair told the court: "Before, white wine made me gay, joyous and optimistic. Now it gives me terrible...

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