Sunday, November 21, 2010

Markets in Everything: Oil-Filled Wine Bottles

"Wine bottles have been flying off the shelves at gas stations in North Dakota recently. Bakken Formation Wine, however, isn’t meant for drinking.

The bottles, being sold at Cenex gas stations in Tioga and Stanley, are filled with Bakken oil “Vintage 100 million years,” according to the stickers on the bottles. Diane Clark, station manager at the Tioga Cenex station, said 1,000 bottles of Bakken Formation Wine were made.

“All proceeds will be set aside for donations to local charitable organizations in the Tioga and Stanley areas,” said Clark. Bottles of Bakken Formation Wine have a sale price of $10." 


At 11/22/2010 6:37 AM, Blogger geoih said...

I hope they have a lot of warnings on the label, or some lawyer is going to make a lot of money. Have they ever heard the saying, that it isn't safe to put poison in a food container?

At 11/22/2010 10:53 AM, Blogger Buddy R Pacifico said...

So, if Bakken crude is $82 a barrel and there are 1.8 bilion barrels in the Bakken field then: the total potential Bakken wine could be about $7 trillion dollars (assuming 178.5 bottles of Bakken per barrel at ten bucks).

At 11/22/2010 1:39 PM, Blogger Mike said...

Still better than Sutter Home.


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