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Canada-Europe free trade agreement could be final in 6 months

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  • #31
    Originally posted by Ogie Oglethorpe View Post
    BBC has some decent shows. Fortunately we MeriKanize them for our Canadian friends.
    Those of us with any taste whatsoever go with the originals. You guys really know how to ruin fine shows.
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    • #32
      Originally posted by regexcellent View Post
      They can probably get their fill of that from Quebec.

      Speaking of...

      This will be the interesting detail.

      Officials are also discussing Canada's supply management system, which protects poultry and dairy farmers, she said.
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      • #33
        Originally posted by Oncle Boris View Post
        "Successful English winery" = your post smells of BS
        There is a wine growing tradition in parts of England going back to Roman times, a lot of wineries got ripped up in WW1 & WW2 due to the need to maximize food calories, but in recent decades they've really made a big come back and with climate change/warming there will be a lot more in the future. Since 1990 the number of acres devoted to wine grapes in the UK has gone up 10 times. That's big growth.
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        • #34
          Originally posted by Dinner View Post
          Since 1990 the number of acres devoted to wine grapes in the UK has gone up 10 times. That's big growth.
          Anyone care to wager on what the actual figure is?

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          • #35
            According to Wikipedia the English and Welsh provide around 1% of the wine in the United Kingdom's domestic market. Impressive!

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wine_fr...United_Kingdom
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            • #36
              Here's the answer. Don't spoil the extent of Oerdin's wrongness for yourself until you've had a chance to guess!

              Spoiler:
              929 hectares of English vineyards in 1990 grew to 1,324 hectares in 2010, an increase of only 43 percent.

              http://www.englishwineproducers.com/stats.htm

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              • #37
                Originally posted by Wezil View Post
                Those of us with any taste whatsoever go with the originals. You guys really know how to ruin fine shows.
                American Office > UK Office
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                • #38
                  Well, I did find this:

                  Wine Regions

                  The extreme heat waves and frosts that come with climate change affect soil conditions, so much so that the world's most prestigious wine regions from Bordeaux to Rioja to Napa Valley could be unable to grow quality grapes by the end of the century. To put it in perspective, temperatures in California's Napa (home to 45,000 acres of vineyards) could jump two degrees in the next 30 years, which would upset the balance of sweetness and acidity crucial to good wine, and essentially shrink America's most famous wine-producing region by 50 percent. The conditions are so extreme in Europe that long-established wine epicenters could be pushed northward to England and Scotland as continental temperatures rise. In fact, Brits are already ramping up the production of sparkling wines, traditionally the domain of France's Champagne region: In 1990, England was home to 140 acres devoted to sparkling-wine grapes; by 2010, the number spiked to 1,360.
                  http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2012/0...aces-on-earth/
                  No, I did not steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Wezil View Post
                    Speaking of...

                    This will be the interesting detail.

                    Officials are also discussing Canada's supply management system, which protects poultry and dairy farmers, she said.

                    Not really.

                    The federal government is either impregable or hopeless in areas where dismantling supply management would be an issue.

                    Their ideology, and the fact that supply management is a major obstacle in trade deals on more than one front spells the end of the system, and consumers will cheer lower prices for eggs and dairy.

                    Ask prairie farmers who like the Wheat Board how this plays out.
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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Tupac Shakur View Post
                      Here's the answer. Don't spoil the extent of Oerdin's wrongness for yourself until you've had a chance to guess!

                      Spoiler:
                      929 hectares of English vineyards in 1990 grew to 1,324 hectares in 2010, an increase of only 43 percent.

                      http://www.englishwineproducers.com/stats.htm
                      Not to mention the fact that that's a tiny pin ***** of overall land area.

                      There's actually a tiny vineyard in Cardiff itself. If you get the angle just right on a nice Summer's day with the castle in the background, you could almost imagine you were on the Rhine...
                      Is it me, or is MOBIUS a horrible person?

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                      • #41
                        English wine is so-so. I have some Canadian ice-wine at home that I got as a gift. Is it any good?

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by OzzyKP View Post
                          American Office > UK Office
                          UK Cracker > American Cracker
                          UK Skins > American Skins

                          You will lose this game.
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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by Zoetstofzoetje View Post
                            English wine is so-so. I have some Canadian ice-wine at home that I got as a gift. Is it any good?
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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Wezil View Post
                              UK Cracker > American Cracker
                              UK Skins > American Skins

                              You will lose this game.
                              American All In The Family > Whatever the hell the UK version was.
                              No, I did not steal that from somebody on Something Awful.

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                              • #45
                                American Sanford and Son > UK Steptoe and Son
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