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How long do you work to earn a drink?

How long do you work to earn a drink? | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

UK workers toil 3 times harder than US counterparts to earn a beer!

 

How long does it take to afford a beer? Less than 10 minutes if you're in the USA.

 

The Economist has figured this out this vital calculation in minutes worked, based on the local price of a beer. Genius.

 

In India people have to work for nearly an hour, while in the USA and Czech Republic it's less than 10 minutes. Thankfully Australia, where I'm based now, fairs slightly better than the UK.

 

Anybody up for a wine version of this work?

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The Madness Continues - $12,000 Wine Tasting

The Madness Continues - $12,000 Wine Tasting | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Robert Parker hosts a private wine tasting of 1982 Bordeaux for $12,000 per person.

 

Yes, the madness continues. In a bid to see who can set the craziest price for wine, Robert Parker is opening a few bottles from his famous cellar for the general public at $12,000 per person.

 

OK, so you do get to taste some wine, unlike those crazy bottle people buy to never open. In fact, this time you get to taste around 25 different wines. And you get to meet the most rated rater out there. And half your fee goes to charity.

 

I'll admit that I'd love to be able to afford to be there. Maybe next year?

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Eat like an economist, dine like a king - book review

Eat like an economist, dine like a king - book review | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

The Indie's Will Dean reviews "Eat like an economist, dine like a king" by Tyler Cowen.

 

This book's gone on my reading list. It sounds like a great bit of fun, possibly with some useful advice.

 

It's nice to hear about a very intelligent person writing with some whit about things that they love. It sounds like a great mix of advice, background and economics.

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Is expensive wine worth the money? - Telegraph

Is expensive wine worth the money?  - Telegraph | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Why does one bottle of wine set you back a fiver and another cost five times as much? It’s all in the detail.

 

Read Victoria Moore's breakdown of the cost of a bottle of wine. Maybe you'll be more willing to pay that little bit more afterwards?

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French wine production could fall by 16% this year

French wine production could fall by 16% this year | Wine in the World | Scoop.it

Wine production in France could fall 16% to 42.9 million hectoliters in 2012, due to chaotic weather.


The Ministry of Agriculture is forecasting a fall to the lowest level in four years. Heat waves and storms in the South and East has led them to lower their estimates.

 

At the same time Champagne production was affected by frost and particularly virulent attacks of mildew and other fungi. Even more dire predictions come from the Interprofessional Committee of Champagne (CIVC), who are predicting one of the smallest harvests in twenty years.

 

Fingers crossed that the quality is there for what little is left.

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The Wine Market Sobers Up

The Wine Market Sobers Up | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
Prices for top bottles are tumbling. Is it yet another sign of global economic trouble?

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The Real Dirt on the Parker Theory and Chateau Al Gore

The Real Dirt on the Parker Theory and Chateau Al Gore | Wine in the World | Scoop.it
The new issue of the Journal of Wine Economics (JWE) leads off with a fascinating article by Julian M. Alston, Kate B. Fuller, James T. Lapsley and George Soleas titled “Too Much of a Good ...

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