After spending weeks in the south of France, I certainly have a better perspective of where we are relative to the world. The top French chateaux are world-class in their wine making, but many french wineries have not grasped modern techniques In a country where thousands of years of wine making history, ideal weather conditions, and ideal soil composition have given the French little incentive to evolve. The wines, especially the whites, could be improved by the more modern methods that IRW uses. Actions such as controlling the temperature during fermentation would improve French wines even more. In Illinois we lack many of the advantages the French have, and as a result, we have grasped these modern methods as a matter of survival. I invite you to come in and taste our Cabernet Franc. It is as world-class as the French wines I experienced in Bordeaux and southern France.