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How Much Do You Drink Compared to Other Drinkers?

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.

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A Global Wine Shortage May Soon Be Upon Us

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.

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Some Important Information to Share: How to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Cork Screw

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.


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Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath

All I can think of is Marie Antoinette’s response to being told the peasants had no bread.  She allegedly said “Well, let them eat cake.”

This is the guy who wants to destroy Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid while he drinks $700 worth of wine in a restaurant.

These Republicans really do live in a different world.  They can’t imagine what life is like for most people.  That’s got to be why they do the things they do…

Or, they are just evil….

Your choice….

From TalkingPointsMemo.com:

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Wednesday evening sipping $350 wine with two like-minded conservative economists at the swanky Capitol Hill eatery Bistro Bis.

It was the same night reports started trickling out about President Obama pressing Congressional leaders to consider changes to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for GOP support for targeted tax increases.

The pomp and circumstance surrounding the waiter’s presentation, uncorking and decanting of the pricey Pinot Noir caught the attention of another diner who had already recognized Ryan sitting with two other men nearby.

Susan Feinberg, an associate business professor at Rutgers, was at Bistro Bis celebrating her birthday with her husband that night. When she saw the label on the bottle of Jayer-Gilles 2004 Echezeaux Grand Cru Ryan’s table had ordered, she quickly looked it up on the wine list and saw that it sold for an eye-popping $350, the most expensive wine in the house along with one other with the same pricetag.

Feinberg, an economist by training, was even more appalled when the table ordered a second bottle. She quickly did the math and figured out that the $700 in wine the trio consumed over the course of 90 minutes amounted to more than the entire weekly income of a couple making minimum wage.

“We were just stunned,” said Feinberg, who e-mailed TPM about her encounter later the same evening. “I was an economist so I started doing the envelope calculations and quickly figured out that those two bottles of wine was more than two-income working family making minimum wage earned in a week.”

via Rep. Ryan Tastes The Grapes Of Wrath | TPMDC.

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