a Great many people the world over take in the day hole in one or more new year's resolution.
Some plans to lose weight, others will start to work out, find a girlfriend or a new job. And then there are those who kick the new year started with a so-called white January - a whole month without alcohol.
the Concept, which allegedly occurred as a Dry January in English-speaking countries, debated in these days of intense in the winelands of France, where a number of prominent persons are furious over sundhedsfænomet.
'How do you know whether a civilization is collapsing? Perhaps the lack of interest as some shows of their heritage and culture', says irate in a somewhat dramatic op-ed in Le Figaro.
Dry January is - according to the angry French - a 'puritan action' devised by englishmen who 'tramples' on the country's values and history.
the Group criticises parts of the official France, in order to 'stigmatise alcohol consumption' and to get wine drinkers to feel guilty, 'every time they caress the sides of a glass, before it leads up to the lips'.
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'This initiative bothers me. And I don't know on what to place it in January, which is the vinbøndernes the patron saint of Saint vincent's month, is an expression of simple stupidity or deliberate provocation', notes the indignant.
the Background of the heated debate is that the French government had been planning to let themselves be inspired by the british health authorities, who are trying to get the country's inhabitants to drop the alcohol in the first month.
But the plans were shot down - allegedly after pressure from the country's vinlobby.
At least beat president Emmanuel Macron stuck in the middle of december, that he is strongly opposed to the white January.
- the President said to us, that we could tell, there wouldn't be any white January, says Maxime Toubart, as the leader champagneavlernes trade association website Vitisphere.
President of the Macron in the past has said that he drink wine at both lunch and dinner.
A report by the OECD has recently shown, that France has more addicted alcoholics inhabitants procentvist than other rich countries. At the same time is the country on the third place when it comes to alcohol consumption per. capita.
According to the Ritzau causing alcohol to 41,000 deaths a year in France, according to figures from health authorities, which calls on the French to the maximum to drink two glasses of wine a day.
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