While things are certainly heating up around the Floyd Landis case, it may be small potatoes compared to this worldwide issue:
While riding through the vinyards of eastern France, and western Switzerland, I often wonder how oil and wine will fare, price-wise, in the next several decades...
225 liter barrels contain enough product to fill 300 normal 0.75l bottles, so pick your favorite wine, worth 6 to 20 CHF, and multiplying (Oh! in the USA? Just change the currency :-) will find that that's from CHF 1800 to CHF 6000.
So something that pleases us, that warms our mealtimes, that rejoices in the diversity of its origins, and brings life to the concept of AOCs (Appellation d'origine contrôllée)
Is at least 22 times more expensive than that fluid with which we: burn, move with, lubricate, fertilize with...
Well it just cracked $82 this week.
And in another year?
Get ready for the Bicycle years...
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