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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 12:00:00 AM
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Wine and Dine, Minus the Wine

The world is in the midst of a wine shortage, and it does not look like it will be letting up any time soon. Global wine production has been on the decline since it peaked in 2004. Last year, the demand for wine exceeded the supply by 300 million cases. Part of the problem is that European wine production has plummeted 25 percent since 2004. Winemaking in other parts of the world, like the US, Australia, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, and New Zealand, has been stepped up, but it is not yet able to keep up with global demand. More...
excaelis
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 2:36:59 AM

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Oh for goodness' sake ! There is no wine shortage. Has anyone here had to go without wine recently because the shelves were bare ? If we were 300 million cases short you'd have thought JJ would be suicidal by now. Is he ? No. Case closed.

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Thommy
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:07:02 AM

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Perhaps the other way round is the case.
Some producers need a boost in sale and
so a shortage is declared. Liar
I´m a very keen wine drinker from Europe
and haven't heard so far about a lasting
bad vintage in recent years.
IMcRout
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 4:52:06 AM

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Calm down, girls. These are just the wine-rating agencies like Moody's (or even the NSA???) spreading rumours.

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ithink140
Posted: Saturday, November 9, 2013 5:45:11 AM

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Whatsat… shortage of bloody wine? Who cares. Pour sip, sip, gulp pour splash. Hic!…. as long as I have my blue Bombay. Whoops... time for lunch. Pour,sip, gulp!

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