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Threat to Wine in Europe

June 14, 2013

Vinexpo is opening in Bordeaux in 2 days. The wine industry is as usual in that period under the scrutiny of international media since it is one of the strong events of the business. Weirdly enough two European governments chose this moment to announce new laws or reinforcement of existing laws in two countries, well […]

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Binge drinking “à la française”

April 8, 2010

Binge drinking and its tragic consequences are very much in the mind of French politicians and health specialists. Unfortunately in order to reduce binge drinking, French authorities target the wine industry more than the spirits industry. Studies show clearly that young people get drunk in night clubs on cocktails based on spirits and not on […]

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Is education the answer to alcohol related problems?

March 6, 2009

France is currently debating a law on how to save its health coverage system and prevent various costly diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular accidents and so on. First culprit: wine consumption. I suppose drinking a glass of whiskey a day or a glass of vodka is much better for your health! Whatever the culprit or […]

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French Paradox or French Absurdity?

March 2, 2009

A few years ago, the French Paradox thrilled Americans (and French as well): by drinking a glass of wine a day and eating some olive oil, a lot of fruit and vegetable, fish (rather than meat), men and women could stay healthy for many years and avoid the dreaded and dreadful cardiovascular disease. And now […]

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Are you recycling too much glass?

October 22, 2008

If we believe all our governments, every citizen in every country drinks too much! The UK imagined a more “subtle” way to make people feel guilty by starting a campaign on how much they recycle glass! You feel good because you recycle and there is a little spy counting the bottles you put in the […]

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Educating the parents to prevent underage drinking

July 9, 2008

Binge drinking, underage drinking, drunk driving are topics making the news a lot in the beginning of this summer. Is it because the season makes everybody more relaxed and willing to have a drink to fight the heat of the season? I don’t know, but whatever the reason I read a lot about this important […]

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The contradictions of the European market

March 31, 2008

The European press – whether on line or off line – on the wine business in Europe gives the readers very mixed signals on the state of the industry. I’d like to try – “try” being the key word – to sort out what I read lately and what it means in comparison with the […]

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