The Classification Of Wine And Culture

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distribution and inequality to a fairly high degree. French children are taught to be emotional reliant on their parents. As they proceed through different stages of their life, they begin to depend on teachers and superiors therefore creating acceptable standards of inequality. Wine and culture are interdependent in the personal and professional cultural realm of France. Just like a “flawless bottle of vintage wine, France displays perfection in the land and its people” (Gannon & Pillai, 2013, p. 229). As a result, wine has “shaped the country’s disposition weaving a common thread through all the varying walks of French life” (Gannon & Pillai, 2013, p. 227). The classification of wine has contributed to the classification of society. France precisely labels and divides the wine into four major classes; 1) best and most famous, 2) respectable regional varieties, 3) everyday use, and 4) lack of taste. Likewise, society is separated into four classes; 1) aristocrats, 2) top managers, 3) teachers and 4) workers. Just as particular rules are followed to produce the variety of wines the same holds true during communication. Therefore, the lower levels of employees follow and obey orders without questioning the upper echelon. Moreover, they continuously turn to the upper echelon for approval thus making them very dependent. According to the article, American values in the French workplace (1996), one American manager stated “The decision-making process is so…
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