French people take their wine very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that some of them are willing to stoop to ISIS-like levels to keep foreign drops out of their country.
For the last decade, a supervillain-sounding organization called Crav (“Wine Action Committee”) has pushed for the French government to increase the price of wine and for supermarkets to stop selling those filthy foreign formulas. The Crav went as far as to threaten that “blood would flow” if Nicolas Sarkozy, prime minister at the time, did not give in to their demands. And they were deadly serious, leading to a string of small-scale bombings of supermarkets that dared selling non-French wines. One might gather from this that the Crav is made of pissed-off French wine producers, but maybe they just really, really hate foreign booze.
Beyond their bombing raids on “traitorous” stores and even government buildings, the Crav also attack the tankers and merchants themselves. They didn’t make blood flow, but they did make the streets turn red at the port town of Sete, where the main avenue of the town and many of its underground buildings were flooded by wine from vats sabotaged by the gang of alcohol activists. Add a plague of frogs and it’s straight out of the Bible.
Enjoying some Italian white on this fine day. Lovely nose of white flowers, chamomile, golden apples, and white nut mix. Very mineral on the palate with whiffs of limestone, lemony pear, and some florals.
I want to shout a big fat thank youto all our norwegian friends in the Skam fandom. I love you for all the work you do to translate so quickly not only the clips but also all the texts. I’m very glad to be able to follow season 3 in real time because living the story at the same time with Isak makes everything much more real, and I have to thank you for make this possible. I watched all the seasons over and over, it’s incredible how deeply you fall in love with this show. I cried with Eva. I was scared with Noora. I felt the same loneliness of Isak. I laughed with them and with Chris, Sana and Vilda, and with Jonas, Magnus, Mahdi. I loved Jonas and William and Even. They broke my heart too. This is all thanks to you people who translated the episodes. I’d love to read all the texts from season 1 and 2 because I feel like I’m missing a huge part of the story. I’d like to know better Eva and Noora and the girls. Sadly, google translate isn’t very helpfull. I’d like to ask a favour to you guys who talks Norwegian: someone could please translate those texts? You’d instantly became my favorite person ever.
Nothin’ wrong with a little Pinot Greege from time to time! Green apples, pear, Meyer lemon, a hint of honey and minerality on the nose. Green apple, peach, a hint of thyme, and a mineral finish on the palate.
A sparkling Italian rosé! Don’t mind if I do! Cranberries, raspberries, cherries, and a hint of apple cider on the nose. Cherries and some baked apples on the palate with pretty tart acidity. A bit of an abbreviated finish although the acidity lingers.
Mmmm… a nice Sangiovese-Merlot blend from Tuscany. Cherries, plums, some fruit leather, dark spices, and new leather on the nose. Dark cherries and dark, juicy plums on the palate with a hint of licorice, dark spice, and tobacco. Yum!