Saturday, April 02, 2005

Too Much Wine Leads to Violence...

It is common knowledge that too much wine can lead to violence, and that certainly seems to be the case in France.

Terrorist attacks by radical wine producers on government offices in the south of France yesterday served notice that the country's wine crisis may be spinning out of control.

Sticks of dynamite were thrown at agriculture ministry offices in Montpellier and Carcassonne in the early hours, causing serious damage but no injuries. A car was also burned outside ministry offices in Nîmes. - The Independent (hat tip: LGF)

As the article points out, wine production is up 23 percent while exports are down ten percent and domestic consumption of wine within France is down 50 percent. So, the problem certainly seems to be too much wine.

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