Foreign News: Wine v. Rockefellers?

I often wonder what the

Vintners buy

One half so precious as the

Stuff they sell.

—Omar Khayyam

Among countries where wine is considered less precious than cash are France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Luxembourg, Hungary, Tunis and Greece.

Covertly these nations have been perfecting means to sell more wine for more cash. Four years ago they signed not a secret but a very discreet treaty which became operative last year, establishing The International Wine Bureau, in Paris. Although the treaty was duly deposited with the League of Nations, it has never been officially printed. But perhaps its quasi-secret text came last summer under the eye of...