Michael Steinberger in Slate: Wines that Can Start a Fight. A nice discussion about French Burgundy. But more important than the flavor or bouquet of a particular appallation, why buy French Burgundy? There are plenty of great pinot noirs from California, Oregon, Washington, and New York, not to mention Britain (yes, they have some decent Pinots) and Australia.
Drinking French wine is like wearing real fur - politically unacceptable.