Business: Vin Ordinaire

The population of France is stationary, and thus consumes no more of the staple "vin ordinaire" in one year than another. When production of French "red ink" is unusually large, the surplus must be exported or make trouble for the local wine makers. Formerly the solution used to consist in exporting largely to the U. S., although our imports of French beverages were in large measure fine wines rather than the lowly and humble "vin ordinaire." But Prohibition has now sealed this outlet, unhappily for the French.

In 1924, the winegrowers of France had...

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