When I first read it on NPR's food blog, I thought I'd somehow started reading The Onion without realizing it. I glanced up at the header at the top of the page. Still NPR. Oh God, it must be true...
Collage by Kaitlin Steinberg Worst addition problem EVER.
It seems it is true and also sad and funny and terribly confusing. French vintner Haussmann Famille has just released a red wine called Rouge Sucette (translation: red lollipop) made from 75 percent grapes and 25 percent water. That sounds okay until you keep reading and see that the wine also contains added sugar and cola flavoring. According to the NPR article, it is meant to be served chilled.
Red wine. Chilled. With Coke. Mon dieu!
Initially I was mad at France. I've already waxed poetic about my love for the country on this very blog, so naturally I expect more from the people who brought us coq au vin and Gérard Depardieu. But then I got to thinking. Okay, so wine consumption in France is down, and now the vintners have to adapt to the changing times. America needs to beat them to it!
So here, for your reading (and possibly vomiting) pleasure, are the top 6 wine-and-soda combinations that need to hit the French market next. Santé! And I'm sorry.More »