The French and Italian wine industries are being paid by the EU to distil wine into ethanol, rather than have the price of wine fall because of overproduction.
It is a mad world my masters. Why can't they sell the ethanol as ethanol on the global market and do away with the subsidy? Why not grow the Jerusalem artichoke, which is a potential chemicals feedstock? It tastes good in Salads, too. Fundamentally, why keep the price of wine artificially high? If you've got any ideas, let me know