One man's sour grapes is another man's vin de table
, but Geraint Thomas (above, left, in the skinsuit) is still in the leader's Yellow Jersey (right) and three-times champion Chris Froome is up to second in the GC.
The classified vin de table
made one wish that all such wines would taste as smooth and rich.
The red was a Vin de Table
from France and the white was sweet.
According to Wagner (1955), French hybrids were always grown for vin de table
or yin de pays and never suggested for "quality wine.
Vins de France, a table wine category, replaces Vin de Table
, but has been broadened to allow vintages and varieties on labels.
This was the beginning of the golden age of Burgundy, and Paris soon found that he could turn an honest franc or two by making labels for the local vin de table
If producers wanted to blend across regions they had to call it Vin de Table
and they couldn't put the variety or vintage on the label, so they had both hands tied behind they backs," said Anthony Rose, chairman of a judging panel for the new wines.
They have become well integrated in rural village life in the Haute Garonne and now insist on spending no more than 2 euros on a litre of vin de table