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Australian Wines

Discussion in 'International Politics' started by Stevicus, Dec 2, 2020.

  1. Stevicus

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    Australian wine urged to be bought around world to counter China tariffs

    I remember hearing a short report on Australian Table Wines when I was younger.

     
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  2. Revoltingest

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    I'm not a fan of Blackstone Bordeaux. (I hate peppermint.)
    But a Sydney Syrup makes for a fine dessert.
     
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    Hoho, things have moved on a bit in the last half century;) I would not have thought it would be too hard to find alternative markets for Aussie wine. Though I admit I personally find many of them a tad too alcoholic (true also of many American wines). But then I had a French wife.....
     
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  4. ChristineM

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    Snippet. Most French grapes are grown on vines imported from america after the phylloxera outbreak.

    Interestingly the phylloxera insect waa also an import from america
     
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    I mostly buy French and Australian wines, plus an occasional Italian Chianti. Bordeaux is my favorite by far.
     
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  6. ChristineM

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    Bordeaux is nice but I have to say i prefer Bergarac, only because i have shares in the Monbazzilac cooperative.

    Actually have you tried Cahors wines? They are grown not to far from both Bordeaux and Bergerac but a little further south. It creates a richer wine with more body.

    I sound like an expert here, i hardly drink but i know what the locals prefer to drink
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up on this, but I don't know if I had those wines that I recall. It's possible though as I have often bought French wines other than Bordeux.

    BTW, part of the French part of my family originated from Honfleur, so are you familiar with it? I have some earlier relatives from France that emigrated to Canada and then came over to Michigan in the 1700's, but we don't know where in France they originated. One that's directly related to me "married" an American Indian because he was a hunter & trapper just outside of Fort Detroit back in the 1700's. Many of them did that to also serve as traders in-between the Indians and English since those two groups were enemies in this area.
     
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  8. ChristineM

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    I don't know Honfleur, we are a long way south of that but have a good friend who comes from not to far away, Veulettes sur mer
     
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