"Well, France is superior at one thing..."
2005 Bordeaux = Hundreds of wines from around the world to sample, conveniently organized by region
Franzia = Wine newbies immediately flocked to "France" at 2:01pm and subsequently depleted the wine supply from that country by 3:15pm
2005 Bordeaux = Chefs from Restaurant Kolumbia, Perry's, Giant, and Aria Trattorio
Franzia = Only 3 CHEESE STANDS. WTF???? The show was sorely lacking in tasty, creative cheeses to pair wine selections with and enjoy. Cabot's Cheddar cheese? Are you serious??? There were NO cheeses from Italy, Switzerland, England, or Spain.
2005 Bordeaux = Standout wines from Vale, South Africa, Argentina and Virginia
Franzia = Disappointing wines from Germany, France and India (yes, India)
2005 Bordeaux = Free wine glass, wine pairing wheel, and black "Wines of France" tote
Franzia = Grown ass adults begging for wine and clamoring for free giveaways, with the fervor of frenzied ants
Overall, it was a good day to sample wines from around the world and learn about the wine making process. Kudos to the Washington Post for sponsoring and I hope to attend next year!