Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Week in Alcohol

E. U. moon-shot: We want to make Yellow Tail by 2010 European Union Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel outlined a plan for member countries to rip out half-a-million acres of grape vines, end quotas and export subsidies, and promote sales of European wines outside Europe. Currently, the equivalent of 1.7 billion bottles of European-made wine are estimated as surplus and unsellable.

I guess they didn't go for the idea The French terrorist/ winemaker support group CRAV (see earlier reports here and here) bombed a union building in the Languedoc. CRAV has been attempting to pressure the French government to resist calls to end subsidies to grape growers in the south of France, and has previously bombed supermarkets.

Let's see now, how long has W. been in power...?
According to the Archives of General Psychiatry, more than 30% of Americans have abused alcohol for a mean duration of four years at least once in their lives.

But I swear, I'm not an American Israeli businessman Simon Charvator, after guzzling half a liter of duty-free Scotch Whiskey on his transatlantic flight, assaulted two flight attendants, repeatedly banged his head on the seat in front of him, and exposed himself to passers-by. The plane had to be diverted at a cost of $70,000. Charvator is currently being held without bail.

On the other hand, France now makes the better action movies
According to a new report, the United States is on the verge of replacing France as the world's largest wine consumer. America remains only the fourth largest producer, after France, Italy and Spain.

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