I know that sounds like the beginning of joke, and perhaps even it has a punchline but testerday about ten people sent me a link from Forbes, about RMP jr's picks for bistro eating and drinking in Paris. Turns out out of the twelve, seven are either strictly sans-soufre or low-soufre or almost bar a vins naturel.
I've written about how I'd love to sit down with RMPjr and show him wines in the category that he in the past has slammed, wines more his wife's taste than his, but he found it by himself. Yet I cannot imagine what (or who) led him to places like Vivant, Aux Deux Ami, Le Repaire de Cartouche, L’Avant-Comptoir (he must have meant Le Comptoir--instead of the bar) Le Cave du Square Trousseau and Verre Volé, where they sell my books.
It actually sounds like Mr. P had a Roman Holiday with the little people, even though the lack of detail seem to suggest he didn't actually sit down and eat and drink but walk in, look at the wine lists, menu and then retreat to his favorite L'Ami Louis. Never the less, he used my term 'naked,' a nod to me. Was it a mistake? I'll take it as a peace offering! After all, if he read my book he might have actually agreed with me instead of telling Forbes in an early piece that The Battle for Wine and Love was "disgraceful," but he wouldn't read it. Here's the blip;
"The emphasis is on organically produced, naked wines from throughout France, with a heavy dosage from Burgundy, the Loire Valley, and further south. The food is every bit as good as the wine list, but the truly good news is that it is very reasonably priced. Don’t hesitate to ask for help, given the rather kinky nature of the wine list, but this is a treat."
Kinky or not, many of the wines are lovely to him or to others just because they're delicious. Period. But his previous comments of derision are a good example of letting prejudice in the way of just drinking. So onward.