Bob McRitchie, Ph.D., recalls the early years of the 70s and 80s:
"While I was winemaker at Sokol Blosser, the Oregon Department of Agriculure had this dairy mentality, the idea of cleanliness being next to godliness. We had one inspector who vowed he would get barrels out of the cellar because you can't pour wine in wood. It's just not clean."
I wonder if the inspector had ever tried French wine?