The US has emerged victorious in a blind tasting by experts in London and California pitting US and French wine against each other. The contest recreated a tasting 30 years ago in which France was defeated after French experts decided wines from California were better that year. The result was seen as a blow to French national pride and shocked the country's wine industry. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5013910.stm Living in a former french colony i know how p1ssed off and stroppy the frogs can be when it comes to wine. It's the norm for them to stop eating at restaurants that sell aussie wine.