In France began making wine from hand sanitizer. For processing there would be hundreds of tons of classic French drinks that were not sold during a pandemic.

the Scheme was supported and funded by the EU, and, as The Guardian reports, 33 distillery France was provided with everything necessary for the processing of two million hectoliters and turning them into ethanol to create a disinfectant for the hands. (One hectoliter is equivalent to 100 liters). FranceAgriMer, the Agency for agriculture of the country, said that in the cellars of French winemakers since last year, has accumulated nearly 3 million hectoliters of wine. According to officials, they need to be turned into disinfectant for the hands due to low sales, to make room for this year’s harvest.

Winemakers can apply to join the scheme the EU until June 19. They will be paid 78 Euro per hectolitre for wines of AOP and 58 euros for the wine without AOP. The wine AOP is a drink associated with a particular area of production. This registry get wine with a specific grade and quantity of the grapes permitted in each bottle.

according to Forbes, the French manufacturer of alcohol have been extremely difficult beginning of the year. During a pandemic, the restaurants and bars were closed for two months, and the industry suffered from low sales in all areas. Especially the plummeting sales of champagne, the French did not drink wine-class, such as Chablis, in the same amounts as usual. Therefore, a large amount of wine were not sold and remains in the cellars of winemakers across the country. The wine sector of France is also forced to reckon with the new export tariffs on wines sold in the United States. The world trade organization recently ruled that the United States can legally apply these taxes to wine, brought from France, to offset subsidies provided by the EU to the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, competing with the American manufacturer Boeing.

Recall that France is gradually emerging from a strict regime of isolation. So, bars, restaurants and cafes in most parts of the country have resumed work on June 2 in accordance with the rules of social distancing. The table should be at a distance more than one meter from another, at any table shall be allowed no more than 10 people, while waiters should always wear masks and gloves.

In Paris, meanwhile, the situation remains under strict control: people should be allowed to eat and drink only at the tables outdoors. By order of the mayor of the French capital, Anne Hidalgo, restaurants are allowed to take more than before, the seats on the terraces, if they do not cause irritation for local residents and the owners of other commercial tochek in this case.