Very good article in Palate Press today about French organic vintners' reactions to the ridiculouness of America's USDA regulations (recently reaffirmed) on labeling organically grown wines.
My favorite quote in it is this from Jacques Frelin, a French wine exporter and leader of the Languedoc organic viticulture movement:
“Organic wine is wine without chemical products, it’s not wine without sulfites. People who don’t want sulfites in organic wines are against the organic wine movement."
I would like to hear a response from Frey, the biggest beneficiary of America's strange laws, sometime on why they don't see the logic of this argument.
Frey has done more to promote pesticide use in 500,000 acres of American vineyards, however inadvertently, than anyone else in the world. If they would use their contacts on the National Organic Standards Board for the ultimate good, the world would be a better place.