Drugs The Grapes of Wrath
posted by June 17 at 8:46 AMon
A shadowy group in France has issued the French government with an unusual ultimatum: raise the price of wine or blood will flow.
They’re called Crav, they’re radicalized winemakers, and they’re pissed. Apparently, life is hard these days in the Languedoc. There are vinters on welfare, vinters killing themselves, and now a vinters’ terrorist organization.
From the BBC: “Already, several local supermarkets selling foreign wines have been attacked with small explosive devices, with others graffitied with the Crav’s initials.” In an article in Decanter, a French manager for Gallo says his sales staff keeps getting beaten up.
A still from their video threat to the president looks like something from Baghdad:
‘If Sarkozy does not support the interests of the wine industry, he will be entirely responsible for what happens,’ a spokesman in the video said. ‘We are at the point of no return.’