November 15, 1997 In Deepest Beaujolais An American writer and a French photographer journeyed to the wine region in 1954, just as the Beaujolais Nouveau craze was taking off. Their tale reveals a glimpse of a bygone era in France By Stanley Karnow I knew that the French drank heavily, but it astounded me to learn that they each averaged roughly 25 gallons of alcohol a year--about three times as much as did Americans, who were no slouches when it came to booze.
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