Skip to comments.‘France is treating wine makers like drug dealers’
Posted on 10/02/2013 10:59:49 AM PDT by Olog-hai
All is not well with Frances famed wine industry.
Despite fears of a rise in wine taxes seemingly having been allayed by the countrys agriculture minister this week, industry leaders are still nursing a headache over government plans to reinforce health warnings on wine bottles and packaging.
In reaction to the plan, leaders of the wine industrywhich represents Frances second-biggest export sectorhave mobilized and created a lobby group Vin et Societé (Wine and Society) to take on the government.
According to Sud Ouest newspaper, the French government plans to change the warning from Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health to Alcohol is dangerous for your health.
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Islam will shut down France’s wine production.
That is one ironic title.
Wine is dangerous to your health? Despite all the studies that say a glass of red wine per day is a good thing for your health?
Definite ROP squeeze play.
Studies have shown that a little wine is actually good for you. Overconsumption is harmful, yes. But overconsumption of anything isn’t good.
They won’t last long as a business, can’t compete against a bureaucrat with a clipboard. Maybe start a French Wine Collection and in 20 year it will be worth a fortune....
I actually think it’s funny—I smoke.
Their economy will likely crash if the wine industry is hampered.
There was a woman who lived to the age of 104-105, IIRC, who drank a glass of red wine and smoked a cigarette every day of her life.
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