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(CNN)   CNN headline: "IS THE WORLD RUNNING OUT OF WINE????" Story: "There is not going to be a wine shortage"   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 27
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2013-12-03 08:07:48 AM
"It's how you interpret those figures. For all intense purposes for those of us in the West who are consumers, no -- there is not going to be a wine shortage," says Felicity Carter, editor-in-chief of Meininger's Wine Business International magazine.

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2013-12-03 08:34:52 AM
Intense purposes?
 
2013-12-03 08:42:38 AM
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2013-12-03 08:43:35 AM

clancifer: Intense purposes?


Maybe to connoissuers, they are intense purposes.

/some snark about questions in headlines goes here
 
2013-12-03 08:43:40 AM
If the headline asks a question, the answer is 'no'.

/Still true
 
2013-12-03 08:43:40 AM
Well, obviously.  Headline in the form of the question makes the answer being "no" (or otherwise in the negative) pretty much the rule rather than the exception.
 
2013-12-03 08:44:46 AM
My purposes are always intense. Farking morons.
 
2013-12-03 08:45:19 AM
CNN headlines are the news equivalent of being stuck in a dead-end relationship with an idiot.
"What are you thinking, sweetie? Oh, I don't know. I guess I was wondering if the world was going to run out of wine."
 
2013-12-03 08:45:20 AM
It's not that supply is too low, it's that demand is too high.
 
2013-12-03 08:49:56 AM
Stopped reading after "per say", didn't make it to "intense purposes".

Writing like that could drive a man to drink.
 
2013-12-03 08:53:51 AM
But CNN Global Warming news and stories are very factual and accurate.
 
2013-12-03 08:53:59 AM

Quickmatch: Stopped reading after "per say", didn't make it to "intense purposes".

Writing like that could drive a man to drink.


At least not wine, because there's a shortage for all intense purposes.  But beer, per say, is not under a shortage, unless I'm wrong about my information.
 
2013-12-03 08:56:37 AM

NutWrench: CNN headlines are the news equivalent of being stuck in a dead-end relationship with an idiot.
"What are you thinking, sweetie? Oh, I don't know. I guess I was wondering if the world was going to run out of wine."


That's a perfect description. Thank you.
 
2013-12-03 08:57:09 AM

flucto: "It's how you interpret those figures. For all intense purposes for those of us in the West who are consumers, no -- there is not going to be a wine shortage," says Felicity Carter, editor-in-chief of Meininger's Wine Business International magazine.

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Thanks for saving me a click to rtfa.

Felicity, heh.
 
2013-12-03 08:57:54 AM
Wine is both a food and a luxury product. In economic terms, it's semi-substitutable.

If the supply of everyday Chilean Merlot goes down, I'll buy Merlot from Washington or Grenache from Spain instead.

But if I absolutely have to have Chateau Petrus (because I'm a rock star or a Chinese plutocrat or an old-money English aristo), then supply will be steady, and demand will go up, and the price will rise non-linearly.
 
2013-12-03 09:05:16 AM
Most of the whine is coming from viewers.
 
2013-12-03 09:06:45 AM
FrancoFile:
But if I absolutely have to have Chateau Petrus (because I'm a rock star or a Chinese plutocrat or an old-money English aristo), then supply will be steady, and demand will go up, and the price will rise non-linearly.

I understand that the aristocratic English have always had a fondness for red wine from Bordeaux), but there are others that are just as expensive and with longer lineage and prestige like your Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Haut Brion.  Now Mouton Rothschild, that wasn't a first growth Bordeaux until 1973, but it was still a fine wine, even at the original 1855 classification.  And there are other fine red wines with equally high pricing and rarity as a Petrus from the Pomerol, like the Burgundy reds--Romanee Conti, La Tache...
 
2013-12-03 09:16:54 AM

Hack Patooey: If the headline asks a question, the answer is 'no'.

/Still true


Finally, some fact-checked reporting.
 
2013-12-03 09:24:42 AM
Stop trying to make Cougartown happen.
 
2013-12-03 09:36:11 AM
"Per say?"
 
2013-12-03 09:41:55 AM

eyeq360: FrancoFile:
But if I absolutely have to have Chateau Petrus (because I'm a rock star or a Chinese plutocrat or an old-money English aristo), then supply will be steady, and demand will go up, and the price will rise non-linearly.

I understand that the aristocratic English have always had a fondness for red wine from Bordeaux), but there are others that are just as expensive and with longer lineage and prestige like your Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Haut Brion.  Now Mouton Rothschild, that wasn't a first growth Bordeaux until 1973, but it was still a fine wine, even at the original 1855 classification.  And there are other fine red wines with equally high pricing and rarity as a Petrus from the Pomerol, like the Burgundy reds--Romanee Conti, La Tache...


But they still aren't substitutable goods in the strict economic sense.  I want the 2005 Petrus because that's the absolute best right-bank Bordeaux.  Or I want the 2000 Margaux because that's the absolute best left-bank.  Price be damned.  It's a positional good - the point of having it is not so much to enjoy the thing in and of itself, but to arouse envy in others that I have it and they don't.

Hermes and Louis Vuitton and Fendi compete in the same general market space.  But Kanye West wants *this particular* Hermes scarf and *that exact* Louis Vuitton bag and *only that* Fendi shirt.
 
2013-12-03 09:56:44 AM
I was randomly watching ABC national news last night and the piece about the Fast and the Furious guy migrated over to 'factual' information about the car he wrecked in.  Apparently nobody caught that it went '0 to 25 in less than 10 seconds.'  I had to rewind it to make sure I wasn't hearing things.
 
2013-12-03 01:08:43 PM
Well let's be fair here. CNN did say they are acknowledging that they have moved away from news and are just for entertainment purposes. They kind of fill the vacancy left when Weekly World News shutdown.
 
2013-12-03 01:13:03 PM
What happened to the Great European Wine Lake or the Great Euro-Butter Mountain*? They should have more wine than the US has dehydrated water and surplus Army Beef left over from the War between the States.

True, climate change may well ruin the best vineyards, but most of the world's wine comes from Algeria any way, so it's not as if it is any good to start with.

When Napa Valley goes, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia will be ready to take up the slack. The English are already planting tea plantations and olive groves, damn it. There's lots of room for improvement in Germany's acidic Gefurtzenkatzenjammerkidz and Scottish wines.

*For that matter, what about the Great Rock Candy Mountain? You can spend $40 in there and stuff the resulting bag of candy in your clutch purse.
 
2013-12-03 04:03:12 PM
The only way we'd run out of wine is if we ran out of fruit and sugar cane or sugar beets.
 
2013-12-04 12:25:22 AM

brantgoose: most of the world's wine comes from Algeria


... judging by the effects on you, Ill give this Algerian stuff a shot, never tried hallucinogenics, is it still best to do it anally ? or has between the toes taken over.
 
2013-12-04 03:38:33 PM
Definitely not running out of whine either.
 
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