Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Economy and Wine

A recent scientific study (I heard this in the hallway) shows that because of the current economy crisis, folks have stopped drinking wine. They opt for either beer or hard liquor. Wine is supposedly more expensive. Beer is beer and hard liquor gives more bang for the buck.

The wine makers everywhere are very very worried. How are they going to survive? Who is going to buy that 45 dollar bottle of wine? Who bought a 45 dollar bottle of wine in the first place?

I on the other hand worry about the cost of a wine bottle. Will it go up? How will I survive? Will I have to give up wine and start sipping on bourbon?

So this weekend, I am going to do some research. For you and the wine drinkers and the wine makers and the economy. I am going to buy some inexpensive wine, drink it, and post a blog about inexpensive wines. Something under 10 dollars. I was thinking of buying 10 bottles of wine. 5 reds and 5 white. But I think my hubby will probably freak out if I buy 100 dollars of wine. So I will settle for 2 reds and 2 white.

This will be my contribution to the economy. Drink wine and prosper. And assure all my blog readers that you can drink wine. Even during an economy crisis.

See how nice I am?


Midwest Mommy said...

Oh this sounds like heaven :-)

Jodi said...

You are very considerate of your bloggers!!! LOL! There is a cheap wine that I actually like. It is Carlos & Rossi Blush. It comes in the bottle and er...jug. (at least I didn't say box. LOL)

Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday!!

mythopolis said...

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it! I would venture that most 45 dollar bottles of wine are bought on corporate accounts...which might account for the recent drop in sales. However, now that the bail out dough has begun to flow, so the wine will too.
What do you do with a drunken blogger?
What do you do with a Drunken blogger?
What do you do with a drunken blogger,
early in the morning? (Adaptation of an old sea chanty.) I would go with Shiraz or Chianti. :D

Scriber's Web said...

Watch this space for a drunk post!

Carol said...

So then Bush turned to the economic summit and said, "oh quit your wining...." I bet that's how it happened.


TS said...

If you look at it from a economical standpoint - wine still wins.

A large glass of wine in the UK will cost you anywhere between £6-8. Generally a pint of beer will be £4-6. However, wine has 3x the %ABV than beer. So you really are spending £12-18 to match the effect of a large glass of wine. Spirits on the other hand are definitely the way to go in the UK. A pack of whiskey (40ML) is £3-4 and has 40% ABV.

So really to be the most effecient and effect drinker - you should stick to wine. Or move to the UK where we substitute drinking for eating in economic downturns :-)