Saturday, August 4, 2007

The Week in Alcohol

Flash! Big brother has increased the bread ration from 200 grams to 50 grams! A British Columbia Provincial order in council of July 18th has created the BC Wine Authority, one of whose mandates is to slacken current VQA regulations for BC Wine producers. A new category, the "BC Wine of distinction" has even less stringent requirements, and can include wine made from non-BC grapes.

Yellow Tail just ordered up a few tons of the stuff Australian researchers have recently isolated the chemical which gives many finer examples of Australian shiraz their so-called "peppery" aroma.

I'm waiting for the version where Daniel Craig plays Steven Spurrier Two separate large-ticket feature films are currently being produced about the infamous "Judgment of Paris" winetasting from 1976, where California wines were picked by a French panel as being superior to the finest French examples. The two productions are not unsurprisingly feuding, with original J of P organizer Steven Spurier referring to the movie competing with his 'authorized' film as "false, defamatory and disparaging."

Anybody ask whether it had a
nything to do with spending your life in Cardiff? Cardif University in Wales published the results of a survey involving random breathalyzer tests in the city center, showing, among other things, that 40% of the men who'd been drinking at all were drinking at a level that was harmful to their health.

He wants to invade Pakistan; she wants to go into Darfur Angelina Jolie reportedly soaked down husband Brad Pitt with a glass of red wine during an argument over the current American Presidential election campaign

Drink up the cider, George Singer, poet, and the best friend a bottle of Guinness ever had, Tommy Makem died of lung cancer this week at age 74

No comments: