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ARCHIVE OF THE YEAR 2003
December 24, 2003 - The Chicago Tribune
Is it Champagne or is it not? French producers sic ‘detective’ on businesses that misuse name
December 24, 2003 - The Santa Fe New Mexican
As holiday revelers spend the day after a celebration recovering and wishing, perhaps, that they hadn’t consumed so much Champagne the night before, they probably can’t say whether what they drank really was Champagne, from the Champagne region of France. Could it instead have been “sparkling wine” disguising itself under the Champagne name?
December 17, 2003 - The Star-Ledger
As holiday revelers spend the day after a celebration recovering and wishing, perhaps, that they hadn’t consumed so much champagne the night before, they probably can’t say whether what they drank really was Champagne, from the Champagne region of France. Could it instead have been “sparkling wine” disguising itself under the champagne name?
Tracking down and putting an end to the misuse of the name Champagne—not only on sparkling wine, but on products as diverse as yogurt and bubble bath—is the job of Bruno Paillard, known in France as the “Champagne detective.”
December 7, 2003 - The Santa Fe New Mexican
A cooking course in Paris is a culinary enthusiast’s dream, but the thought usually ends there. Perceptions of what a class is like can range from fancy and expensive to formal and, well, French, and tend to leave it a dream never realized.
October 16, 2003 - Cigar Aficionado
Paris restaurateur Tim Johnston has three immediate strikes against him: he’s a foreigner cooking food for the French, he’s the leader of the one-man screw-cap wine bottle movement in the country and, capital sin nonpareil, he dares propose non-French cheese selections to his predominately French clientele.
October 12, 2003 - The Boston Globe
Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris, By Sarah Turnbull, Gotham Books, 320 pp., $25
By Joe Ray, Globe Correspondent.
October 12, 2003 - The Chicago Tribune
By Joe Ray. Joe Ray is a freelance writer and U.S. citizen who lives in Paris
Perspective section - Page 1
October 11, 2003 - The Vancouver Sun
Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel live again in Paris: The two legendary singers are making a comeback in cafes and theatres in the City of Light
This article appeared on page F3 - Arts & Life
Joe Ray - Special to the Sun
September 16, 2003 - The Hollywood Reporter
PARIS—Madonna released her new children’s book, “The English Roses,” and confirmed at a Monday press conference here that she will be working on a film project in the coming year.
Pressed for more information on her upcoming film project, however, …
July 10, 2003 - The Hollywood Reporter
PARIS—French independent production house Belokan Prods. has greenlighted a new animated feature tentatively titled “The Princess of the Sun.”
The film will be directed by Philippe Leclerc with a budget of €8 million ($9 million).
“Princess” is based on the …
July 9, 2003 - The Boston Globe
The grape harvest season in the Gironde region surrounding Bordeaux is exceedingly romantic. It’s also the only time that most chateau gates swing closed to concentrate on the harvest, leaving many visitors to wonder what’s going on in the fields.
July 9, 2003 - The Hollywood Reporter
PARIS—Walt Disney Feature Animation will close its production studio in the Parisian suburb of Montreuil-sous-Bois and lay off all of its 89 workers there, a Disney spokesperson said Tuesday in London.
The spokesperson maintained that there is no set date …
June 8, 2003 - The Chicago Tribune
Place de la Concorde was choked with war protesters the day the bombs started falling on Iraq. Once things began to unravel at the United Nations Security Council, posters around town cropped up with the standing order to convene on …
June 5, 2003 - The Houston Chronicle
D-Day still special to the French
By JOE RAY
Copyright 2003 Houston Chronicle Foreign Service
May 27, 2003 - The Hollywood Reporter
PARIS—International documentary market Sunny Side of the Doc is anticipating an overall upswing of more than 20% for its 14th edition, which runs June 25-28 in the southern French port city of Marseilles.
“Nobody today can finance their own documentaries. …