Good news today – that the European Union will not after all allow rosé wine to be made by mixing red and white wines. The winemakers of France, Spain and Italy have been campaigning against this in order to preserve the traditional method of making rosé with red grapes and taking the juice from the skins early in the process.
De bonne nouvelle aujourd'hui – l'Union européenne a decidé de ne permettre pas le mélange des vins rouges et blancs pour faire le vin rosé. Les vignorons de la France, l'Espagne et l'Italie ont fait campagne pour garder la methode traditionelle.
We drank to this in the garden at lunchtime today with a glass of rosé from the Domaine des Pascales in Gabian.
And now the battle to preserve non-GM rice / et puis la campagne pour garder le riz non-GM….
On the Indian Earth blog today emmani has posted a photo-journalist piece about rice which links to the Greenpeace Hands off our Rice petition and campaign. GM rice would be detrimental to the way of life, livelihood and nutrition of people all over the world. This is an important issue so please take a few minutes to read, listen and, I hope, sign the petition.
Definitely not GM …
Our first St Pierre tomato / la première tomate St Pierre.