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In France, the food can range from rabbit, maigret de canard , pheasant and coq au vin. Closer to home, pinot with quail, duck, turkey, sausages and wild mushrooms can be mighty tasty.
New World: Valdivieso Pinot Noir Reserve 2004, Region del Valle Central, Chile, $23
Old World: Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune du Chateau Rouge 2003, Burgundy, France, $53
Wines biggest ally is the curiosity of consumers. That should make it a lot easier for Old World producers like France to re-establish itself in B.C. where everyone, it seems, is curious about wine.
Anthony Gismondi is a globetrotting wine writer who makes his home in West Vancouver, British Columbia. For more of his thoughts on wine log onto www.gismondionwine.com