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ARCHIVE OF THE YEAR 2004
Agence France Presse
Champagne may be one of the staples of seasonal and other celebrations, adding a fizz to Christmas, New Year or a wedding, but in the sparkling wine’s homeland east of Paris a group of watchdogs is fighting to ensure exclusive use of the term.
December 26, 2004 - The Star-Ledger
On the fringe of the popular Marais district is the city’s oldest standing building, constructed in 1407 by a man named Nicolas Flamel - 85 years before Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Perhaps this daily reminder of the past is why so few people in the Marais view the recent spat between France and the United States as anything more than a bump on a long road.
December 13, 2004 - The Miami Herald
The number of Americans visiting Paris jumped 11 percent since last year, giving French tourism officials something to feel good about.
BY JOE RAY
Special to The Herald
December 8, 2004 - The Star-Ledger
It might not be easy to see at the local supermarket, but the world of wine is going through a dramatic sea change. Taste and tradition are duking it out against globalization and the bottom line, and though the label on your wine might be beautiful, the fight is anything but pretty.
November 22, 2004 - The Star-Ledger
Franco-Muslim relations cited
By Joe Ray, For the Star-Ledger
November 21, 2004 - The Chicago Tribune
In her native France, they call her Clotilde. In the U.S., however, we would just call her a hot ticket.
Clotilde Dusoulier is the brains and curiosity behind Chocolate & Zucchini - the English-language blog for foodies that pulls in some 100,000 visitors per month.
November 15, 2004 - Miami Herald - Business Monday
Nestle threatens to sell its subsidiary or make the water elsewhere.
BY JOE RAY.
Special to The Herald
November 14, 2004 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch - NewsWatch
Future holds possibility for cooperation with Bush administration
NEWS: Many in France were disappointed in President George W. Bush’s re-election.
IMPACT: Despite the general dislike for Bush, the world’s hot spots provide opportunity for France and the United States to work together.
November 14, 2004 - Chicago Tribune
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION
France: No cheers for red, white and bleu.
By Joe Ray, a freelance writer living in Paris.
November 8, 2004 - Brandchannel.com
It’s a quintessential Gallic battle in the South of France. For the past eight months, Perrier, a darling brand for decades, has been caught in the middle of a power struggle between an old-school labor union and a global mega-corporation …
October 12, 2004 - The Star-Ledger
The French fizzy water in the green bottle is facing trouble.
October 24, 2004 - Agence France Presse
Perrier, one of the world’s best-known bottled water brands, is caught in a labour dispute that smacks of a culture clash between old-world France and the New World Order. Joe Ray reports.
Via AFP, this article ran with Expatica, Yahoo! News, BusinessDay, Turkish Press, Channel NewsAsia.
September 10, 2004 - The Seattle Times
They say it is France’s worst wine crisis in 35 years. In Bordeaux, they claim it is the worst in 150 years. And while the French may be notorious complainers, the world’s master winemakers have reason to grouse this time.
September 6, 2004 - The Miami Herald
France’s wine crisis.
French wine producers and government leaders seek ways to increase sales in a time of growing competition from other countries.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JOE RAY.
Special to The Herald.
September 2, 2004 - The Times-Picayune
They say it is France’s worst wine crisis in 35 years. In Bordeaux, they claim it is the worst in 150 years. And while the French may be notorious complainers, the world’s master winemakers have reason to grouse.