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french banned from bleeding for wine

french blood donations wineChalk this up to more amazing things about the French when it comes to wine: Blood donors traditionally get a meal and a glass of wine after giving blood! However, just recently the French Blood Association banned the practice, saying the wine adds to the risk of people fainting or falling over.

Jean-Paul Garnier is the leader of the blood donors in Chagny, which is right by the incredible Burgundy villages of Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. Those towns don’t screw around when it comes to Chardonnay, producing possibly my favorite white wines in the whole world – silky, elegant, mind-blowing.

Obviously, Jean-Paul agrees with me since he refuses to comply with this new decree. “It’s not normal to have a meal without a glass of wine,” he told “Everyone shall have a glass and that’s that.”

The health peeps are not pleased. I’m down with the health aspect of the new ruling even though it does seem a tad aggressive, but I gotta admire the utter grapefriendiness of JP.


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