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This is really f__king interesting.

Why is French wine so good? The answer boils down to 17th century British tax & tariff policies. The taxes were, in turn, a response to the military threat France posed, as a nearby enemy four times the size of Britain.


The wealth required by nature is limited and is easy to procure; but the wealth required by vain ideals extends to infinity.
Epicurus, Principal Doctrines, 300 B.C.