Is WB French-centric?

In a thread I now can’t find, someone said the other day that the board was dominated by French threads. At the time of the post, that was kind of true.

But looking at the front page a few minutes ago, you could really see what a mix it is. I tallied up the threads devoted to actual wines (as opposed to FedEx or Rudy or bad writing or biodynamism) and, at that moment, California narrowly edged out France. Italy was way down the list.

The Travers family sells Mayacamas Vineyards
'99 Honig Cal Cab - excellent
Forbes Cult Contenders 2012 Thoughts?
Bedrock Aug 6
CA Pinot Noir Thread
Lists You’re Adding / Dumping in 2013
Saxum live July 30, 2013
TN: 2011 Poe Wines Pinot Noir Angel Camp Vineyard
TN:2007 Lillian Syrah
TN: 2011 Rivers-Marie Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard
TN: cigar night with Orin Swift, Newton, Belle Glos
Grey Stack Cellars going on hiatus

FRANCE (12):
Albert Boxler - Need help finding these wines.
TN: 2005 Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Fleurie
Best cheap wine I ever tried [2011 Saint Cosme Cotes-du- Rhone]
Combined Pinenuts, Cru Bojo, and deal of the year thread
TN Maison Leroy & a Grower Champagne
TN: 2005 Hospices de Beaune Meursault Genevrières Cuvée Philippe le Bon
TNs: Fevre, Rapet, Rousseau
A. Rousseau Question
TN: Montrose Dinner (89, 90, 95, 96, 99, 00, 01, 05) Plus Others
TN: Rousseau Dinner
TN: 2010 Domaine Bruno Clair Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru La Dominode

OTHER (6):
TN: 1970 Warre Porto Vintage (Portugal, Douro, Porto)
2012 German Riesling Reviews?
TN: 2011 Wendouree Shiraz
NEB4 Event
2014 Post IPNC Oregon Pinot Throwdown

MIXED (5):
WTN: Two Whites w/ Dinner…(short/boring) [California & Spain]
IPNC Event Impressions
2013 Post IPNC Tasting of 2004 OR Pinot at Matello
TN: Fevre 2010s, Selosse '05, Sassicaia '09, Clos Mog and other 2010s
TN: Dinner at Salil’s (Raveneau, Fonsalette, Catoir)

ITALY (2):
Is the Consorzio fiddling while Brunello burns?
Giacosa not bottling 2010s

You talkin’ to me?

Centric français? Me donner une pause.

Ask Dildine! On second thought, don’t ask Dildine.

No. California summer doldrums. Not Euro-centric enough. Wait until California ‘mailer season(s)’ when every other thread will be about release dates, bragging about allocations, crying about no allocations, declarations of all-in or partially-in, wohoo!-ing, blow-by-blow online ordering…

Just witness the number of posts in a Rhys thread when their release date is approaching and when the release is live…

We need more U.S. posts - I love this country!

Oh yeah…and freedom fries for everybody.

WB is quite French-centric in attitude and zeitgeist, but not necessarily in quantity of posts or threads. A lot of this board is about applying a Francophile wine perspectives to wines from other places.

Not a complaint or an accusation, just an observation from a regular here, from someone who appreciates good French, Italian and California wines equally.


Chris, well said, as usual. I have all 3 countries in my collection as well, but fun to poke!

I have a couple of bottles of French … but I’m cutting back.

Fify we are in Texas after all.

USA (95.50%) White wine .47%
Australia (2.61%) I ‘dabble’
France (0.95%) All champagne -4 bottles
Italy (0.71%)
Germany (0.24%)-Birthday gift, 1 bottle. Thanks Nano!


+1 Bill. That’s a great way to think about it…we’re already buying “foreign”! [snort.gif]

I want to be like mike when I grow up!

Yes. Wouldn’t want to overdo it, would we neener

Best post by anyone in some time. [winner.gif]

To answer the original post, let me answer differently, to say I think more of us who enjoy CA need to spend more effort supporting it through creating posts about it.

This compilation of WBers’ inventories also shows that California lovers are well represented here. The most frequently cited producers are:

Rhys 30
Ridge 16
Jadot 15
Carlisle 12
Rivers-Marie 12
Copain 11
Dujac 11
Huet 10
Saxum 10
Bedrock 8