The French are drinking a lot less wine than they used to.
Magazine editor Denis Saverot thinks it's both the cause and the result of an emotional toll:
"Just look at the figures. In the 1960s, we were drinking 160 litres each a year and weren't taking any pills. Today we consume 80 million packets of anti-depressants, and wine sales are collapsing ...
The village bar has gone, replaced by a pharmacy." I recently drove through my old neighborhood and noticed that the sporting goods store had been replaced by a pharmacy. Seemed like a pretty decent metaphor for the era.
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START TALKING TO PEOPLE YOU LOVE OVER A GLASS OF WINE.
YOU WILL CONNECT MORE, BE HAPPIER, MORE INVESTED, IN LOVE, WARMER INSIDE....My wife and I get along 10x better when we turn off the tv, put the kids to bed, and sit outside with a drink and talk. No distractions, just us and a bottle. It has put our marriage back on track many, many times. You might say that Wine has saved many of my relationships and created even more.
No pill ever did that for me.
Pills just make me feel nothing.
I would rather feel Highs and Lows than nothing.
Special Thank You to DAVE PELL -