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SlowRower

Global wine shortage!

On first hearing about this, I thought Bart must have re-stocked his cellar, but the volumes concerned are beyond even this barely imaginable quantity.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-24746539

Luckily, Mrs SR has long since diversified into G&T!
gerry12ie

The recent budget here saw yet another 50c tax slapped on to a bottle of wine for the third time in as many years and the news above undermines the classic wag reply of 'well at least they haven't rationed it'.  Maybe it's just global markets reacting to Huw's recent garage 'extension' following his little trip... Wink
MAILLOT JAUNE

There's supposedly an olive shortage as well. Prices are due to go up since they had a bad season. Stock up now to avoid any Martini disappointments!!!!!

Glad I don't like the critters, which has nothing to do with the fact that after  trying one in a deli, I looked for somewhere to dispose of the stone, only to realise that I had eaten a half chewed one out of the receptacle to dispose of the used stones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Arrrrrrrrrrrggggghhhh, I had nightmares for weeks after and can't look at an olive the same way!
MrsSR

Re: Global wine shortage!

SlowRower wrote:
Luckily, Mrs SR has long since diversified into G&T!

Well that's as maybe  but surely everyone remembers this bit of distressing news from earlier in the year.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/...tree-disease-threatens-GandT.html

It's going to be a long hard winter in the Slowrower house.  Sad
SlowRower

Re: Global wine shortage!

MrsSR wrote:
It's going to be a long hard winter in the Slowrower house.  Sad


I wonder if Fortnum and Mason do an own brand industrial vodka? That might be an acceptable alternative.
Slapshot 3

Didn't think we drank that much last week!!

We went to a Chateau last week, Bellevue de Foret, in Fronton. They did say that they had lost 40% of their harvest this year because of poor weather. Looks like it's hit everywhere
MAILLOT JAUNE

Yeah, you're right - there's a local wine shortage in my fridge at the moment!!!!  Wink
MrsSR

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Yeah, you're right - there's a local wine shortage in my fridge at the moment!!!!  Wink

Laughing  Laughing
HuwB

If they run out tomorrow, I'm OK for five years or so. Cool
MrsSR

Not if I came round for tea.  Wink

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