Monday, February 23, 2009

Hold the Presses: French Minister Drinks Wine


Reacting to the bad rap on wine from the "mediocre" (dixit Sarkozy) French research establishment, health minister Roselyne Bachelot says she drinks wine and the government has no intention of issuing any warning against doing so: "Roselyne Bachelot says that alcohol should be consumed in a 'reasonable, cultural and balanced' way."

Cultural?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

who cares ...

David in Setouchi said...

Anonymous: The English speaking media care, but that's pretty much it.

TexExile said...

I don't know what the minister meant, but when I lived in Russia, 'drinking culture' meant vodka before beer, not the other way round. Perhaps she has something similar in mind.

David in Setouchi said...

Of course, "drinking culture" in the mouth of the French government means "drinking French wine" and nothing else.

PetiteNanan said...

Adorable!