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November 13, 2012

As we all know, there are many tragic human consequences from the recent storms on the east coast. And our thoughts here at THEG go out to all of those affected. However, the show must go on.

So I thought it was worth noting one story that has gone underreported in the aftermath (God bless the New York Post):

Liquor drought looms in New Jersey after Sandy floods distributor’s warehouse

That’s right. Boozers are people too, and when do you need booze more than when you’ve been totally fucked over by Mother Nature and Jersey Central Power & Light? Rarely, I say.

Floodwaters from the massive hurricane smashed a New Jersey liquor distributor, causing tens of millions of dollars in damage to its supply of top-shelf alcohol, the company said. Yesterday, a sad mix of liquor and slush puddled on the ground outside Fedway Associates Inc.’s warehouse in Kearny — where the smell of red wine hung in the air as workers piled boxes and broken glass into an 8-foot-tall mountain.

The devastating deluge smashed bottles of pricy libations such as Grey Goose vodka and Cristal Champagne, leaving a river of booze pouring onto a pile of soggy cardboard. The flood could leave countless Garden State drinkers crying in their glasses. Fedway is the state’s exclusive distributor of Cristal and other popular beverages, such as Svedka vodka, Bloomberg News reported.

Look at this shit:

That is ugly. And brings to mind one thing:

5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2012 11:14 am

    Wow, that is sad. Talk about a half empty glass!

  2. JCo permalink
    November 13, 2012 4:06 pm

    Seriously. I’d better bring my own supply when I head to the Jerz this weekend.

  3. Katie permalink
    November 13, 2012 4:24 pm

    I don’t think I got a chance to tell you my own story…in a cash deprived (grant it, due my own ditziness!) reality I had to think economically, so bought myself a large bottle of Turning Leaf pinot at the Shoprite. I’ve had better wine at communion.

  4. JCo permalink
    November 13, 2012 5:05 pm

    How horrible! So brave, with your Turning Leaf.

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