The recent scandal over cheap French merlot mislabeled as
slightly-less-cheap pinot noir for sale in the United States under
Gallo’s Red Bicyclette label is a sign that consumers should be wary
about what we’re drinking – and another reason to trust importers who
forge relationships with the growers before bringing the wines to market
here in the United States.
Here’s more of my take on the Red Bicyclette scandal, in today’s Washington Post.