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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Too Much Wine

Our hard earned cash is often spent on wine, but not usually in this way.

The European Union (EU) member states on Wednesday nodded proposals from the EU executive European Commission to open crisis distillation of wine in France and Italy.
They are to buy vast quantities of wine and distill it into industrial alcohol.
The EU budget will pay the price for the wine to be distilled and the total cost is around 131 million euros
Perhaps we should consider not paying these farmers to produce the stuff in the first place.

2 comments:

DH said...

I agree - if the stuff isn't what people want to drink, they shouldn't make it. (And we shouldn't have to pay them to do it)

Having said that, if there was an ounce (or as they'd prefer 28g) of common sense in Brussels they could do something intelligent here: turn the wine into raw alcohol and use it as fuel for vehicles. That way we'd be less reliant on oil and our subsidies would be doing something useful for a change!

Serf said...

They are thinking of using it for fuel. I'll give them that.