I don’t know how the top 10% of this group functions at all…
Some interesting insight from the Washington Post:
As Cook notes in his book, the top 10 percent of drinkers account for well over half of the alcohol consumed in any given year. On the other hand, people in the bottom three deciles dont drink at all, and even the median consumption among those who do drink is just three beverages per week.
The shape of this usage curve isnt exactly unique. The Pareto Law states that “the top 20 percent of buyers for most any consumer product account for fully 80 percent of sales,” according to Cook. The rule can be applied to everything from hair care products to X-Boxes.
MORE: Think you drink a lot? This chart will tell you. – The Washington Post.
Oh, my God! This is a serious crisis!
Forget the “Financial Crisis” and unemployment, World governments must come together to address this issue. They should be planning a conference at the United Nations….
I would hate to have to change over to beer or hard liquor….
Or, god forbid, quite drinking…
From the HuffingtonPost.com:
Last year, global supply for wine already barely exceeded demand. Adjusting the demand to include non-wine uses (such as making vermouth), there was actually an undersupply of about 300 million cases, marking the largest such shortfall in almost 50 years.
At the current pace, a global shortage of wine is fast approaching. “Data suggests there may be insufficient supply to meet demand in coming years, as current vintages are released,” the report says.
via A Global Wine Shortage May Soon Be Upon Us.
This is important information that everyone will probably need at some point in life…
This is vital information for dealing with one of life’s most dire emergencies: The Broken Cork Screw….
Or information to use when you are traveling and forgot the cork screw- something I would never do. I keep at least one in all my bags.
Believe me, you’ll thank me- and my friend Shakey who first shared it on Facebook- one day.