Covid-19 Tales (7)

Mon dieu!

The collapse of the pub, bar and restaurant trade as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has meant that French winemakers have a lot of wine on their hands.

To make room for this year’s crop, French vineyards have been given permission to sell their unsold stock, some 2 million hectolitres, to 33 distilleries to transform it into ethanol or hydro-alcoholic gel for hand sanitisers.  

They will even get paid for it, €78 a hectolitre for appellation wine and €58 for plonk and have until next Friday to apply to join the scheme.

What a waste!

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