Mon Dieu! Et merde! Repetez, s’il-vous plaît. The French government is spending millions — millllllll. Yuns — of euros to destroy surplus gallons of wine, writes Jelisa Castrodale of Food & Wine. Government officials in France believe that it’s necessary to eliminate a significant percentage of its wine crop — about 7% of last year’s total — because there’s a wine surplus caused by a combination of factors, including the lingering effects of the pandemic, the ongoing war in Ukraine, consumer inflation, and a change in drinking habits throughout the country.