AUSTERITY DOES NOT WORK!
(Unless you are talking about certain types of wine, ... )
So, one of the running gags at work right now for me and my fellow Beer/Wine/and Cheese (that is what the Specialty team used to be called, and Whole Body used to be called Information -- but that was a billion years ago) teamies is a Greek wine we are selling as part of our National Top Ten program. We think that perhaps we can save Greece's economy by selling a bunch of that wine, which is pretty good, by the way.
And I have been writing on the log of sample bottles for team members, whenever they take home a bottle of that Greek wine, "AUSTERITY DOES NOT WORK!"
Which then led to Nick C asking me how he thought the new Socialist leader of France would or could change the French wine industry. Which then led to our new modest proposal:
Great French Wine for the Great French People!
We propose that all the First Growth Bordeaux producers should set aside a modest amount of every vintage of their First Growths to be sold to regular working class folks of France for a set period of time, say, a week, a month, or maybe just a day, and all their finest wines for just that set period would cost ten euros. Just ten euros. There would be a limit on how many bottles one person or family could purchase. I would suggest no more than two.
Let the regular folks taste the finest wines the world has to offer.
It is just an idea.
All my love,