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Aussies Think Up Another Way To Make French Cringe  
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29791 posts, RR: 58
Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1570 times:

Caught this story on the news tonight.....it apparently actually introduced last year but is just now getting to the point of mass marketing.

Well I might be overgeneralizing at the expensive of the national psyche of the French, but I think it is safe to say that they are very serious about their wines, and their wine should come it a bottle!

For years now we have had boxed wines in the states.

But now a new question faces the world, will the French drink wine in a can?

The good folks at Gowrie Mountain Estate winery, have started to can their wines. That is right, you can now get wine in a can.

Will it sell in France? Only time will tell.

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User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

French wines were sold in a can in some parts of southeast Asia back in the 1960s. Don't know about since then.



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Anyone who annoys the French is definitely a friend of mine.

 Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17322 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1552 times:

I hate French politics as much as the next guy but....wine in a can? Dat ain't right!


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User currently offlineLeskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 70
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Wine in a can? Sorry, but there really only is one word for that: YUCK!!!!


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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7084 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1508 times:

Hmmmmmmm interesting. It would be very eye opening to see how this venture turns out.

User currently offline707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

Wine in can ? Probably never in France. Back when I was working in the UK? on of my brits co-workers decided to bring a can of wine to drink while having his lunch at his desk.

Unfortunately for him, we were a lot of French People in that company, and we gace him quite a hard time treasing him how it was not possible to drink wine that way !

Cheers,

707


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1497 times:

Wine in can ? Probably never in France.

Ah but I recall a news special about wines which said that some French winemakers are starting to use screw-tops as opposed to corks. THAT is heresy!



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User currently offlineBronko From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 810 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1489 times:

Washington state is second only to California as far as wine production is concerned in the US. I was visiting a winery, and they were saying up to 5% of a production run can be ruined due to corks going bad.

Imagine saving a very expensive bottle, opening years later on a special occasion and pouring vinegar. If a screw top will save that, I say screw the cork!



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

You can get wine in just about any container you care to name in France. Bottles, screwcap bottles, plastic bottles with foil caps, boxes. Believe me, the vin tres ordinaire has to be sealed with foil, because it dissolves cork !
You can also buy Californian, Chilean, German, Italian, Spanish, South African, Australian and New Zealand wine at my local Carrefour. I think by and large the French have got over their desperate chauvinism about wine.


User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4124 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

This reminds me of a time when I tried this Bordeaux imported from France. I wish I remembered the name of it because it was probably the best wine I've ever tried, follwed by this California Merlot called Indigo Hills.


"Look Lois, the two symbols of the Republican Party: an elephant, and a big fat white guy who is threatened by change."
User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1457 times:

We have been able to buy French wine in a can from Tesco here for years.

It's always in the smallish tall cans (like you get Red Bull) and always generally low quality.

I often buy it for cooking when I don't want to open a whole bottle of good wine just for a few drops in a recipe.

We also get wine in big plastic bottles like the ones you get cheap cider in, in the USA.


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