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Connoisseurs? Seven out of 10 French 'know little about wine'

Published on Sep 2, 2014 3:46 PM
 
In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven of out 10 people admit they are far from connoisseurs when it comes to the grape. -- PHOTO: AFP

PARIS (AFP) - It's enough to make you choke on your Chablis.

In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven of out 10 people admit they are far from connoisseurs when it comes to the grape.

Responding to the question: "Do you have the feeling you have a good knowledge of wine?" a surprising 71 per cent of French people replied in the negative, with only 3 per cent saying they had "a lot" of knowledge.

It appeared that social class has a great deal of influence over one's wine appreciation - 43 per cent of white-collar workers claimed to be connoisseurs but only 16 per cent of blue-collar employees.

 
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