Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Replanting The Vines

One may remember that the French wine industry today owes its existence to America. An infestation of Phylloxera had destroyed the French vines and American vine stock was used to replant the decimated vineyards. Red America, Blue Europe proposes a replanting of a different kind and explores why that is necessary today. (The vine analogy can't be pushed too hard, as the committed Europhile might claim America as the source of the problem.)