The common people find wine, bless

The common touch

From an article in the China Daily:

“Dave Yip, a Hong Kong citizen in his 30s, started to import wine to Shenzhen in Guangdong province by the end of 2014. The volume of his imports in 2015 was about 20 containers.

“He said drinking wine is becoming a fad among commoners. The most popular wine in his business is the one costing about 300 yuan.”

Good to know the common people are getting a chance to improve their common little lives.

Last supper?

Treasury Wine Estates is to close its Pokolbin Hunter Valley cellar door and the 1843 Harvest Café on September 23.

The company says it’s for renovations and implies it will reopen at some point in the future. Let’s hope so.

Last drinks

Diageo has stopped hiring in the UK and is reported to be making hundreds redundant in the London head office. It’s said it is looking to save £200 million ($347 million). The UK won’t be the only place the company will be looking.

Bear wine

CBS News, Friday, September 16:

“A Saskatchewan man is lucky to be walking away with only claw marks on his arm and a sore back after encountering a bear in a remote area near La Ronge, Sask., Friday morning…

“Ballantyne’s younger sister, Rose, said her brother had lost some of his hearing and he didn’t hear the bear approaching.

“‘All he remembers is that the bear took a swipe at him, hit him and he went flying,’ Rose Ballantyne said.

“She said once her brother realised the threat, he used a wine bottle to fend of the bear.”

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